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Annual Candlelight Memorial Service
Held every December 6th 7:00 PM
Each year a candlelight memorial is held at the Angel of Hope statue. The public is invited to attend this short, simple secular ceremony. Candles will be provided. Attendees are invited to bring a white flower to leave at the base of the statue in memory of loved ones.
Note: Participants are encouraged to carpool as parking is limited. Additional parking is available across the street at the Arbor View Early Childhood Center and at the Assembly of God Church.
CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE GATHERING
Held every December 6th 7:30 PM
After the candlelight vigil you are invited to join us across the street at the Arbor View Early Childhood Center for further remembrance inside from the cold. The Friends of the Angel volunteer group will provide refreshments and beverages.
More About Arboretum Park
The Maple Grove Arboretum has more than 100 trees on the 15-acre park along Elm Creek. Trails at the arboretum lead to Rice Lake and the Regional Corridor. The arboretum is the site of the Angel of Hope Statue, a memorial dedicated to the park in 2001 as a place for mourning families and parents to seek solace. Each year, a candlelight memorial is held at the statue Dec. 6 at 7 pm. To support the arboretum and statue, there is a tree sponsorship program and brick memorial program. Visitors to the Maple Grove Arboretum have the option to rent the Arboretum Pavilion for a fee.