The Hospice Care Center celebrated its first community tree lighting Monday evening.

A Christmas tree with 3,800 lights to honor the 3,800 days of care that has been provided to Hospice patients was illuminated.

President and CEO Tracy Wood tells Channel 3, "This event is fitting to celebrate the Hospice Care Center and its life-affirming mission of service to families whose loved ones are facing their end of life journeys.”

The patients topped off the evening with some delicious hot cocoa and cookies.