Hospice of Laurens County hosts many events throughout the year to honor our patients, families, and veterans served by our staff. Look for these events during key times of the year to help us celebrate the life of your loved one and support Hospice of Laurens County so that we may continue to serve families in need in the years to come.
Jaime's Tree House
Jaime's Tree House is Hospice of Laurens County's Children's Bereavement Grief Camp. The program begins by identifying children in need of grief support. Through the help of our local school systems and by staying in contact with the families of former Hospice patients we are able to identify children that have lost a significant person in their lives and that loss has proven difficult. During camp the counselors will interact with the children through games, crafts, and other activities. The activities are designed in a way to allow the children to share their stories and experiences with grief. The camp gives them a safe place to voice their feelings and deal with their loss.
Flight of the Dove
2019 Date TBD
Flight of the Dove is Hospice of Laurens County’s biggest event, held in August of each year. This cycling event has become one of the largest in the Southeast over the last 13 years. We are excited to offer four bike routes: Metric Century, 50 mile, 30 mile, and 14 mile Family Leisure ride. Last year, Flight of the Dove brought 462 riders from more than 6 different states! It is a great tourism attraction for our small town. We are always looking for volunteers for this event, as well as others. Call us today at 864-833-6287.
The Gospel Celebration is held in March. This event brings gospel groups of all kinds under one, local church to raise funds for Hospice of Laurens County's Charity Patient Program. During this event testimonials are often shared, offering education to attendees of the musical extravaganza.
Every May, Hospice of Laurens County hosts a Butterfly Celebration to honor our community. A short ceremony is led by our very own, Reverend Dan Compton. After the service, everyone proceeds outside to receive their painted lady butterflies. A trumpet is played and when it has ended, everyone will release their butterflies. It is a beautiful day, as well as a wonderful way to remember your loved one.
In June of every year, Hospice of Laurens County holds a brick dedication ceremony. Throughout the year, patient families and the community is given the opportunity to buy a brick in honor or memory of their loved one. The brick is engraved with the name of the person to be honored. After the dedication ceremony, the brick will be added to the pathway that leads you through our beautiful garden.
Click the link below to purchase a brick to honor your loved one today.
Also during the month of November, Hospice of Laurens County host a Candle Lighting for the families of patients that have been served during the calendar year. This is an invitation event to honor patients and allow their families a special moment for their loved ones to be remembered.