Wreaths to be Laid Saturday on veterans' graves
As part of the national Wreaths Across America program on Saturday, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation's veterans, members of the Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard and St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Assembly 3022 will lay more than 100 wreaths on the graves of veterans, starting at 10 a.m., at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Drive. A ceremony will begin at noon. The Knights will provide a color guard for the ceremony. Local dignitaries will participate, including U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent. For information, call (352) 796-7080. Another wreath-laying will begin at 10 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., near Bushnell. Numerous organizations, including Nature Coast 9.12 Groups and the Cub Scouts of Gulf Ridge, will participate. A ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., and a wreath presentation take place at noon. For information, call (352) 793-7740.
Plant poinsettia in someone's memory
The Spring Hill Garden Club will conduct its 23rd annual poinsettia planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Spring Hill waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. Residents are invited to bring poinsettias in memory of loved ones, sign a memory book and watch garden club members plant the poinsettias around the waterfall. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.
Hospice Tree of Life taking donations
HPH Hospice's 18th annual Trees of Life holiday program continues through Dec. 24. Individuals may visit the trees between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the HPH Hospice office, 12260 Cortez Blvd., and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the Sturgill Care Center and Hospice House at 12242 Cortez Blvd. Supporters may hang an ornament or have an ornament placed on a tree with a tag bearing a name; names can be for someone living or in someone's memory. There is also a tree at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, south of Brooksville. However, one can only make online, mail or phone donations for that location. Donations made by Friday will ensure the ornament will go on the tree of choice. Stop by a Tree of Life, go online at hph-hospice.org or call (727) 863-7971 or toll-free 1-800-486-8784.