Memorial wreaths will again be offered to those wanting to publicly memorialize feelings of admiration and/or remembrance for someone.
These wreaths are available for purchase during the months of October and November. They will be placed in the Streator City Park during the holiday season. In November of 2016, the Keeping Christmas Close to Home Committee added this new item to its City Park celebration. The wreaths were the idea of Kinda Pellino-Hinterlong and her father, Jim. Kinda’s son Cody Simons died in May 2015 and he is remembered each year with the display.
The artificial wreath is 20 inches in diameter and contains a red ribbon, donated by Flowers Plus, and a wooden yellow star, made by Jim Pellino, listing the name of your choice. Each wreath costs $25. The deadline for orders is Saturday, Nov. 13. A sample of the wreath is on display at Ace Hardware.
The wreaths will be on display in the City Park until Jan. 2, at which time the owners of the wreaths can come to the park between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up their wreath for safe keeping. The committee is not responsible for stolen or damaged wreaths or wreaths that are not claimed Jan. 2.