RTA Hospice, Messinger Payson Funeral Home and Rim Country Hospice hosted "A Celebration of Life" Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Mountain Bible Sanctuary.
More than 170 people were in attendance, most of those having lost a loved one during the past year.
This annual gathering is intended to remember a loved one or to honor someone who has touched our life.
Glass dove ornaments in a keepsake box were personalized and distributed.
There was no charge for the evening, which included music and dinner. Instead, each attendee was asked to bring a can of food that was donated to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. As a result, Hospice was able to donate 350 pounds of food, due to the generosity of those present for the less fortunate of our community. This is an annual event, which will again be held in December 2007.