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2002 KIP Award Winners

      
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Special Event Under $1,000

First Place Winner
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington
Evergreen-Washelli holds an annual memorial service for those who have donated their bodies to medical science...

Honorable Mentions
Anniston Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Anniston, Alabama
Anniston Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home used 2,000 luminary candles to line its cemetery roads and held a Christmas memorial...

White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, New York
White Haven Memorial Park held a dedication for a monument to military, law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel

Additional Entries
Anniston Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Anniston, Alabama
Anniston Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home invited all property owners to a Memorial Day cookout...

Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Florida
Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens provided a light picnic for Veterans Day visitors to the cemetery...

Miller-Jones Mortuary & Menifee Valley Memorial Park, Hemet and Sun City, California
Miller-Jones Mortuary & Menifee Valley Memorial Park commissioned a monument to honor 9/11 victims...




Special Event Over $1,000


First Place & Grand Prize Winner

Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan
Michigan Memorial Park held a 9/11 remembrance service in conjunction with other community organizations...

Honorable Mention
Keystone Group Holdings
100 Keystone funeral and cemetery properties each held 9/11 ceremonies featuring a memorial wall...

Additional Entries
Capillas Senoriales Funeral Home, Mixco, Guatemala
Cappilas Seniorales funeral home stages a passion play Easter week...

Miller-Jones Mortuary & Menifee Valley Memorial Park, Hemet and Sun City, California
Miller-Jones Mortuary & Menifee Valley Memorial Park holds an annual Veteran of the Year program.



Magic Moment

First Place Winner
Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Florida
Lakeland Funeral Home takes two photos of all flower arrangements received and gives them to the families...

Honorable Mention

Santa Rosa Memorial Park, Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rose Memorial Park includes a photo of the memorial (grave marker) when it sends letters to families...

Additional Entries
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park uses a label machine to add the individual's name to the nameplate identifying the visitation room...

Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park puts the name of the deceased and the time of the service on a sign placed near the grave site...

Miller-Jones Mortuary, Hemet and Sun City, California
Miller-Jones Mortuary makes personalization suggestions to families after interviewing them at the arrangements conference...

Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Michigan
Mount Hope Cemetery sends each family a plaque as a keepsake...

Riverside Cemetery Association, Norwalk, Connecticut
Riverside Cemetery Association sends each family a sympathy card with a list of bereavement support groups and the manager's personal business card...

White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, New York
White Haven Memorial Park offers personal sessions with its director of chapel events for those who need more time to get over their loss...



Product That Personalizes

First Place Winner
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park creates personalized funeral holders and registry books...

Additional Entries
Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Florida
Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens has a staff member who uses memorabilia from the deceased to create a personalized cremation urn...

Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesh, Wisconsin
Prairie Home Cemetery's newest garden mausoleum has relaxed regulations on inscriptions and sells custom artwork for benches, crypt fronts, etc.