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GARRETTSVILLE—Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services will host a special Holiday Memorial Celebration in honor of families who have lost a loved one. This free event will take place in Garrettsville at 8382 Center Street on Thursday October 6 at 6:00 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the service.

The memorial will feature a special ceremony for those who “Are Never Forgotten and Always Loved.” It will be a time for families to gather and remember their loved ones in a unique and meaningful way. Anyone wishing to participate will receive a balloon in memory of their loved one. After a few moments of reflection, participants will release the balloons in a visual act of healing and remembrance.

“Adjusting to the loss of a loved one is a difficult and ongoing process,” explains Dr. Michael Carlson, Funeral Director at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home. “Symbolic acts like this one are important for closure and can go a long way toward soothing the pain of loss. Providing such an opportunity is just one of many ways we strive to meet the needs of our community.”

The balloons provided for this event are made of biodegradable materials. In addition to the upcoming balloon release, Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes offers many creative and personalized options for funeral services and memorial tributes. For more information on this topic, to RSVP or for questions regarding the balloon release on October 6th, call (330) 527-2188.