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Dove Tree ceremony different this year


December 10, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell's Dove Tree, at the downtown pavilion.

Wrangell's Dove Tree was set up in the downtown pavilion last week. The tree, an annual tradition by the Hospice of Wrangell, serves as a holiday memorial for loved ones who passed away that year. Community members are invited to visit the tree, write the names of loved ones on dove ornaments, and hang them on the tree. As of Dec. 7, over 50 doves are hanging on this year's tree. There was no in-person ceremony for the Dove Tree this year, due to COVID-19, but an on air ceremony was held last Saturday on KSTK.

"Every year since 2003, Hospice has organized the Dove Tree ceremony in the Nolan...

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