Northern Indiana Community FoundationThe official start of the Starke County Community Foundation “Lights of Remembrance 2008 “ begins Nov. 2 at Hensler Nursery. The Starke County Community Foundation, in cooperation with Hensler Nursery, Inc., WKVI radio station, Knox, the Starke County Library system, and the North Judson-Wayne Township Library, and others, is beginning a new tradition of offering the “Lights of Remembrance “ for the holiday season.

For a suggested $10 minimum donation a remembrance light can be purchased to thank or remember a special person. Donations of $100 or more will receive a specially designed collectible ornament for their family tree.

The Remembrance campaign will run from Nov. 2 through December 7, 2008. A tree lighting ceremony and reading of honored names will take place at Hensler Nursery on Dec. 7. 2008 at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be provided and entertainment will be provided by the Starke County Choralaires. Remembrance boards will remain in place at Hensler Nursery and the Starke County Libraries until Christmas.

Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Christmas Fest Open House at Hensler’s
Heralding the beginning of the Holiday Season in Starke County this year, Knox radio, WKVI, will be doing a 2 hour onsite broadcast at Hensler Nursery. WKVI joins Hensler Nursery, Inc., partnering with North Judson-Wayne Township Library, Starke County Public Library System, North Judson Town Park Board, City of Knox, Starke Community Choir, Starke Choralaires, and The Specialty Shop, Inc, Knox, by sponsoring the “Lights of Remembrance” project fund raiser for the Starke County Community Foundation.