The 2013 Stockings for Soldiers campaign was a large success.Once again this year, Zwick & Jahn will be assisting in sending a taste of home to our local soldiers stationed overseas during this Holiday Season.
For the third consecutive year, Stockings for Soldiers has provided a taste of home to our local soldiers stationed overseas during this Holiday Season.This year, 27 boxes containing 286 stockings full of Holiday Cheer were sent to four local troops stationed overseas.
Starting in early October,stockings were available from Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur; VFW Post 6751, Geneva; American Legion Post 43, Decatur; American Legion Post 468, Berne; Boy Scout Troop #67, and the Adams County Community Foundation.The Stockings were filled with items for the troops and returned for shipment.Volunteers then packaged the stockings on December 2nd and 4th, 2013 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home for shipment to our local troops.
On Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2013, Zwick & Jahn hosted their annual Holiday Remembrance service at the Decatur Church of God.This service brought together over 280 people whose loved ones had passed away during the past 12 months.
As part of the interactive service, families were invited to come forward for a candle lighting ceremony. During this ceremony honoring those who had lost loved ones over the past year, Funeral Celebrant Molly Farthing shared a few personal attributes that each family had used to describe for their loved one.Soft,appropriate, and soothing music was provided by Judy Martin during this time.Following the service,refreshments and light snacks, prepared by Judy Secaur and the staff at Taste of Class Catering, were served for everyone.
Asa lasting memory, each family also received a personalized memory candle, laser etched by Liby Monuments, and a personalized Christmas Ornament, personalized by Monroe Trophy, with their loved one’s name inscribed in the center.
Our annual Holiday Remembrance Service…continuing to build on our reputation, not resting on one.