by Lisa Tome
Although she's performed at just two of the 10 Remembrance Tree events, Elaina White knows the good that they do.
White, who works as a music therapist with Seasons Hospice, played guitar during Friday's event held at the United Way building in the 200 block of East Main Street, Elkton.
"This is really great. It's something we look forward to. It's really a benefit to our bereaved clients. It's really a benefit to people. And it's not as intimidating as a bereavement group. And people going through similar things get to meet each other," said White.
The way the Remembrance Trees work, is that people can turn out during the ceremony or at other times and place a decorated ribbon on one of two trees. The first tree is for adults to remember loved ones. The second tree is for children.
Katie Carroll was remembering Michael Carroll, her father, and Michael Richard Carroll, her brother, on ribbons. Carroll said Remembrance Trees help bring the issues of suicide and substance abuse to light.