Eternal Valley readies for service of remembrance
Event to honor families who are remembering, grieving loved ones
The Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary plans to host its annual service of remembrance at its chapel on Tuesday
The nondenominational event is a community tradition that honors families who are remembering and grieving loved ones and need peace during the holidays, said mortuary manager Patti Palominos.
The musical prelude is set to begin at 6 p.m. Then, at 7 p.m, a one-hour service will be held that is designed to provide an opportunity to remember any community members who have passed.
The service of remembrance will include music by pianist Douglas Sprague and the Valencia High School choir under the direction of Christine Tavares-Mocha.
Pastor Bill Haley of First Christian Church of Canyon Country and Pastor David Espinoza of Trinity Church San Fernando will provide the sermon, which will be followed by a candle lighting and refreshments.
Additionally, Eternal Valley Memorial Park is again a collection location for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station communitywide toy drive.
New and unwrapped toys will be distributed to Santa Clarita Valley children in need. They can be brought to the office until Dec. 21, or delivered before the candlelight service.
“The holidays are usually a joyous time filled with special memories but I know they can be difficult after the loss of a loved one,” Palominos said. “If you or someone you know is struggling or wants a special way to reflect on a loved one this season, we hope to provide the support and place they need to gather, share and remember.”