Sunset Funeral Home creates community remembrance tree

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EVANSVILLE (WEHT) – The Sunset Funeral Home has placed a community remembrance tree for residents in the Evansville area who would like to create a free ornament in memory of a loved one. The funeral home has invited the public to come during the holiday season and write a message on a special ornament to hang on the tree.

“We had a family member come by yesterday that said normally they would have had a visitation and unfortunately when their father passed, her mom also had COVID so they didn’t have a service at that time,” said Amy Walton, General Manager of Sunset Funeral Home.

The ornaments are free and the funeral home has markers for the community to stop by and create their message during business hours, which are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

“Either they can put it up or we can put it up for them and then after the holidays they can take the ornament and get to have a nice memory. People can’t grieve the way they normally would with family and friends so this is just a nice alternative,” Walton said.

The funeral home is also asking those to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Sunset’s toy drive for Borrowed Hearts Foundation, a local organization for foster children. Sunset Funeral Home can be called at 812-477-5316 for more information.

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(This story was originally published on November 30, 2020)

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