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Community Hospice, Gallo Center Host Fantasy Of Trees
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Beautiful designer decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces filled the Gallo Center for the Arts lobby during the Friends of Community Hospice’s annual Fantasy of Trees Luncheon and Santa Shares Breakfast fundraiser. Fantasy of Trees started the weekend off Friday morning, Dec. 1 with champagne, a catered lunch, boutiques of local artisans and an opportunity to bid on gorgeous decorated trees, wreathes and centerpieces all designed by local community members.

The fun at the Gallo Center for the Arts continued on Saturday, Dec. 2 with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa Shares Breakfast.

“Santa Shares Breakfast is personally one of my favorite events,” said Monica Ojcius, the Executive Director of the Community Hospice Foundation. “We gave over 130 tickets to this event to families in need to ensure no household goes without some holiday cheer.”

Santa Shares Breakfast featured a family breakfast, children’s holiday crafts, dancers from the Central West Ballet Nutcracker and a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Proceeds from this event supported the children and families of Community Hospice’s Gabriel’s Friends Pediatric Palliative Care Program.

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Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community based hospice agency, serving the San Joaquin Valley since 1979. Community Hospice provides compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of the ability to pay. Care extends to over 250 patients every day in private homes, skilled nursing facilities and at the 16-room Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, call (209) 477-6300 or visit