The Merrillville High School’s “Choral Teens” greeted guests on Saturday afternoon, December 5th, with harmonious renditions of Christmas carols.
After about 200 family members had taken their seats, Paul Vogel gave a heart-rendering talk on trusting God.
Brant Vogel shared a song that had more than a few visitors in tears as they remembered their loved ones.
Michelle Hanrahan read off the names of those who were to have a family member hang an angel on the tree followed by the lighting of the tree and a closing song by Brant. During the reading of the names, Renee Wilson played sweet, soft background music on her harp.
Kim Jones, funeral director, served as MC for the night, making introductions and reading a poem that was perfect for the occasion.
The evening ended with refreshments and good fellowship among the attendees and staff.
Thanks to all who organized the 11th annual tree lighting and for all those who came and shared the afternoon with your friends at Calumet Park. For info on preplanning, go to calumetparkcemetery.com or call 769-8803.
A very merry Christmas to all.