Bridge House and Grace House will hold a Tree of Recovery ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie) near the entrance to Restoration Hardware. During the ceremony, ornaments honoring people in recovery from substance abuse will be added to a tree and those names will be read by master of ceremonies Michael Hill, a news anchor at ABC26.
The ceremony includes holiday songs by Grace House Choir, refreshments and more. Donations will be accepted for adding names to ornaments to be hung on the tree. Donations will benefit Bridge House, which serves men, and Grace House, which serves women. Both seek to help people recover from addiction and provide therapeutic work environments to help teach marketable job skills, work ethics and discipline. — Graves