Updated Communication from Kathleen Sipio, Executive Director of the Celebration Foundation

The Celebration Foundation has been monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19, the coronavirus through announcements and updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and the Florida Department of Health since our communication on March 12th, 2020.  Effective on Sunday, March 15th the CDC recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks to slow the coronavirus.  In addition, CROA has announced that all indoor and outdoor facility usage has been closed until April 30th.

As a result of the above directives, the Celebration Foundation’s programs and events are modified as follows:

  • Thriving In Place – All events in March & April will be cancelled.  Our transportation service line will continue to be available to schedule appointments.
  • Celebration Lifelong – Session #3 is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later time.
  • Concert Series – Balsam Range concert scheduled for March 28th will be postponed and if possible, rescheduled. OPO Duke Ellington concert scheduled for April 17th will also be postponed and rescheduled if possible.
  • Signature Event –  “Boots, Bowties & Bling” will also be postponed and rescheduled if possible.

We will continue to communicate periodically with updates on rescheduled events.  As a result of further CDC guidelines, the Celebration Foundation staff will be working remotely with limited in-office access at this time.  We will be available by phone Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm. We encourage you to call or email us, stay connected and ask questions.

As we continue to make decisions with the overall concern for the health and safety of our members, staff, instructors and volunteers, know that we are working together to keep our community connected with the Foundation during this time.  Our sincere gratitude for your patience, understanding and continued support.

Warm regards,

Kathleen Sipio

Executive Director

Celebration Foundation

Kathleen.Sipio@celebrationfoundation.org

610 Sycamore Street, Suite 110

Celebration, FL 34747

O:  407-566-1234

M: 407-569-7291

F:  407-566-1264

www.celebrationfoundation.org

Overview

The Memorial Garden began in the hearts of Celebration residents looking for a way to honor and remember the lives of family and friends who have passed away. The vision of the Memorial Garden is to enable reflection on Celebration’s concern for family, creative beauty, harmony, and reverence for life.

Mission

The mission of the Memorial Garden is to connect its visitors to the beauty of nature and the ties we share with loved ones departed.

Program Details

Who can be remembered with a tile in the Memorial Garden?

Any Celebration resident can be included on a plaque or a Celebration resident can purchase a plaque for a loved one.

How big is the tile and what information is included on it?

Each tile is 6″ x 9″ and includes the person’s name, date of birth, and date of death. You may add an additional line of text for no extra charge. Icons and more than four lines of text will cost extra.

How much does a tile cost?

A donation of $275 is requested to cover all costs, as well as provide perpetual maintenance to the tile. If you would like to add icons or more than four lines of text to the tile, the donation that is requested is $300.

How do I order a tile?

Please fill out our order form and bring it with you when you stop by the Celebration Foundation office at 610 Sycamore Street in Celebration to make your payment.