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Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart (just before the Apple Orchard) on County Line Road sponsored wonderful angel tree lighting ceremony on December 8th…

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart held its first annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony.  It was well attended with over 100 people sharing an afternoon of music, remembrances, good fellowship and the hanging of the angels of a loved one on the angel tree.

This event was guided by funeral home supervisor Violet de la Torre-Corona and assistant Mike Poweska.

Hope to see you all again next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merrillville High School Vocal Teens led by Choral Director Melinda Reinhart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rendina Funeral Home holds its 4th Annual Angel Tree Lighting ceremony on November 29…nice gathering of families

Michelle Hanrahan, Funeral Director and Funeral Home Supervisor reading names for people to place angels on tree.

Paul Vogel, President and CEO of Calumet Park, sharing a seasonal message.

Brant Vogel singing “Golden Threads”.

The Vogel brothers: Brant, Paul and Rob

Harpist Renee Wilson

Kim Jones and Michelle Hanrahan

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Raquel Santos, Funeral Director (sorry, not able to turn pic)

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Raquel Santos, Marcia Ochoa and Barb Fedorchak

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Board Members: Kim Jones, Carl Paunicka, Paul Vogel and Rob Vogel

    

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Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville hosts the 13th Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony …

Under the leadership of Carrie Evans (funeral home supervisor), Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville sponsored its 13th Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 2.  Along with her team of Raquel Santos, Teresa Dille, Greg Schafer, Marcia Ochoa, Sandy Ferris, Matt Hahn, Marilyn Kligler, Mike Poweska,  Mileva Savich, Richard Stake,  Rick Kalk, and Barb F. planned and executed a wonderful event.  Other participants were Kim Jones, Paul Vogel, Brant Vogel, Renee Wilson, Carolyn Moore, Sara and Matt Courtney, and the Merrillville H.S. Choral group.

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Thank you to all who attended this beautiful ceremony to honor those who have passed away and thanks to all those involved in the planning and perfectly executed service to the community.  Please remember that the birth of Jesus is the reason for the season and have a happy and healthy Christmas holiday.

For information on future events, call 219-769-8803.

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Angel Tree Lighting at Rendina Funeral Home on November 30 was a big success…

  Rendina Funeral Home, an affiliate of Calumet Park Cemetery, held its 3rd Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Novembeer 30, 2017.  Lead by Funeral Home Supervisor, Michelle Hanrahan, the event was appreciated by all in attendance.  Approximately 60 guests enjoyed live music from Brant Vogel and Harpest Renee Wilson.  Michelle’s team of Greg Schafer, Teresa Dille and Marcia Ochoa worked hard to ensure that all guests would be comforted as they placed their angels upon the tree.  Paul Vogel offered and inspirational message for the holiday.  After the lights were lit, comfort finger food and sweet treats were shared as people enjoyed fellowship and good cheer.  If you missed the tree lighting, you may attend the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Angel Tree lighting on Saturday, December 2.  Call 736-5840 for details.  Merry Christmas to all.

Greg and Michelle

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Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Rendina Funeral Home Angel Tree Lighting Ceremonies well attended…

2015-10-09-08-07-29The Merrillville High School Choir greeted the attendees of Calumet Park Funeral Chapel’s annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, December 3.  Over 150 men, women and children enjoyed the choir singing Christmas carols as they found their way to their seats in the chapel.

 

 

Harpist Renee Wilson treated the audience with soft holiday music while waiting for the program to begin.

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A special thanks to Michelle Hanrahan and all those who helped make the evening a success.  Assisting as needed were Kim Jones, Carrie Evans, Teresa Dille, Matt Hahn, Misti Ferkull, Sandy Ferris, Marcia Ochoa, Rick Kalk, Richard Stake, Dianne Correll, Kathy Chepela and Tammy Vogel.  Paul Vogel offered some thoughts and stories to remind us all of the reason for the season, while his brother Brant sang a song inspired by his grandfather and days fishing.  Matt and Sara Courtney and Caroline Moore shared a heavenly song and all enjoyed fellowship after the door prizes were awarded over delicious punch and an assortment of sweets.  And, for the first time, pictures of loved ones were projected on the wall as names and dates were read as loved ones placed glass angels on the tree.

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The Calumet Park and Rendina Angel Tree Lighting ceremonies are just around the corner….

Orn_Angel_LARGECall now to make sure you are included in the annual angel tree lighting ceremony at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Rendina Funeral Home.  Calumet Park’s will be held on December 3 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Rendina’s will be on December 1st from 3:00 – 5:00.  We recommend that you come early to make sure your angel will be ready for you.  Please call in now to ensure that you will have your complimentary angel.  Call Calumet Park at 219-736-5840 and Rendina at 219-980-1141 for details and driving directions.  See you there and Merry Christmas to all.

 

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11th Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel enjoyed by all…

Michelle Hanrahan, Funeral Home Manager, reading the names of those to be remembered.

Michelle Hanrahan, Funeral Home Manager, reading the names of those to be remembered.

The Merrillville High School’s “Choral Teens” greeted guests on Saturday afternoon, December 5th, with harmonious renditions of Christmas carols.

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After about 200 family members had taken their seats, Paul Vogel gave a heart-rendering talk on trusting God.

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Brant Vogel shared a song that had more than a few visitors in tears as they remembered their loved ones.

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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.

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Kim Jones, funeral director, served as MC for the night, making introductions and reading a poem that was perfect for the occasion.

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The evening ended with refreshments and good fellowship among the attendees and staff.

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Please visit our funeral home for your consideration when deciding on what funeral home is right for you.

Please visit our funeral home for your consideration when deciding on what funeral home is right for you.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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1st Annual Angel Tree lighting ceremony at Rendina Funeral Home…

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The First Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony was held at Rendina Funeral Home on December 3, 2015.  It was a pleasant success as families served by Rendina gathered to remember their lost loved ones.  Not that long ago, Calumet Park Funeral Chapel instituted the event at their chapel which is now attended by over 200 people annually.  Thanks to all that made this first remembrance ceremony a success, especially Michelle Hanrahan, Taylor Wise, Teresa Dille, Carrie Evans and Marsha Ochoa.

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Watch this space next week for pics of the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel’s Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Thanks to all who helped and to all who came to the first annual angel tree ceremony at Rendina Funeral Home.  In the years to come, you will remember the first as a great gathering of like-minded hearts celebrating the lives of loved ones taken too soon.

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Merry Christmas to all…

 

Tree in the Great Room at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

Tree in the Great Room at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

We wish you and your loved ones the most blessed and happy holiday.  The connection between you, your family and our staff is more than that of a company serving your needs.  For those who find time to join with us throughout the year at our Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony, our Butterfly Release Program, our Fishing for Memories and our Fall Festival, you discover that we care.  Memorial Weekend and Veterans Day are special times at Calumet Park and Rendina Funeral Home as our entire team suspends the happenings in our personal lives to be there for you during these special times of honoring families, especially those that share a history of serving this great nation.

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In all the hustle and bustle of the season, with shopping and gifts wrapped in beautiful paper and bows, we are proud to be among those who see this holiday for what it really is all about, and that is the birth of Jesus.  Santa has his place, and the economy takes a belly full of profits as it gobbles up cash and credit and spits out dolls and video games…and that is good for business.  But remembering the reason for the season, as trite as the rhyme might sound, is the foundation upon which Calumet Park has built its business over the past 87 years.

Above the entrance to Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville

Above the entrance to Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville

Calumet Park services the entire community, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, color or creed…much as the Savior who was born 2014 years ago.  Jesus came to earth so that we may have life eternal and acceptance is all that is required.  So, on this great birthday of Christ, we thank Him and we thank you, our patron families, for affording us the opportunity to be there for you when you need us.

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Merry Christmas to you, and may 2015 be filled with love and good health, and when you feel a little overwhelmed, or scared, or short on hope, the man from the manger may be your savior.  As a child asks Santa for a special toy, trust the Lord.  Both a toy for a child and peace for you is wrapped in a ribbon of trust just waiting for you to take them as your own.

To have your questions answered regarding cemetery and funeral arrangements, call 219-769-8803 and visit our website at calumetparkcemetery.com

 

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