The art students of Olds Community Learning Campus have put their hearts for hospice into the creation of stained glass stars for those who have lost loved ones. Maureen Gustafson, who had a close friend who used to create art with stained glass, started the initiative with a desire to include people of all ages to help with hospice. Maureen approached Rhonda West at the high school in the spring, to see if the students would help to create stars for the Olds & District Hospice Society Tree of Remembrance.
The result is 100 gorgeous stars, crafted uniquely by 45-50 high school students, to help comfort those who have lost loved ones, during a very difficult time as families gather and the sting of loss is felt more prominently.
Olds & District Hospice Society is setting up a booth at the Legion Craft Sale Sunday November 12, 2017, where we will have the stars on display, and available for purchase in memory of a loved one. This is the only opportunity to purchase these stars in the community.
Everyone is welcome to come and share a quiet moment of reflection in our annual Tree of Remembrance Light Up on Friday November 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. Those who purchase stars are welcome to join us that night and bring their stars for the short ceremony. An opportunity to share hot chocolate, cookies and memories will follow.
We ask if you are interested in joining us on November 24th to please RSVP to Debbie at 403-586-9992.