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Highland Memorial Park & Community Events Ocala Florida

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is pleased to offer a wide variety of both ongoing and seasonal events.  Find out what's going on locally and at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala's Premier Memorial Park.  Additionally, we invite you to share your special event with us on our community event listing.  Return often to see what’s upcoming.  If you’d like to keep up-to-date via the web, we invite you to visit our social media pages.  You can find us on Facebook.  

October Events

  • HONORING OLD GLORY...Flag Retirement Program
    Wednesday, October 01, 2014 : 12:00 AM to Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : 12:00 AM

    Community members who would like to donate their tattered, torn or faded American flag(s) to the "Honoring Old Glory" Flag Retirement Program can bring their flag(s) to any one of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services’ five locations as well as Highland Memorial Park. The flag(s) will be registered for the program and great care will be taken to ensure that “Old Glory” is decommissioned honorably.

    Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services:
    >910 E Silver Springs Blvd - Ocala, 34470
    >9695 SW 110th Street - Ocala, 34481
    >5946 SE Robinson Road - Belleview, 34420
    >1511 Buenos Aires Blvd - The Villages, 32159
    >1301 N Young Blvd - Chiefland, 32626

    Highland Memorial Park:
    >1515 NE Third Street - Ocala, 34470

    Justin Baxley with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services said this, “Our flag, like each of us, has a life span. It is exceeding important that when an American flag becomes worn and tattered or is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display; it should be decommissioned with solemnity and respect. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and Highland Memorial Park have partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #72 to retire American flags in a dignified way.”
    For additional information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown @ 352.671-6466.

January Events

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at The Villages Lifelong Learning College
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Wednesday, Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm. Meeting place is The Villages Lifelong Learning College located @251 Buffalo Trail.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by Jan 23 to Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

February Events

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at CTAE-Ocala
    Monday, February 23, 2015 : 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Monday, February 23 @ 3:00 pm at CTAE (Community Technical & Adult Education) Center in Ocala @ 1014 SW 7th Rd.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by Feb 23 to Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

April Events

  • EASTER EGG HUNT at Strickland Park-Chiefland, FL
    Saturday, April 04, 2015 : 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CHILDREN can participate in an exciting Easter Egg Hunt at Strickland Park in Chiefland, FL on Saturday, April 19th. The celebration is from 9 am until 12 noon with egg hunts starting at 10:00 am sharp! Followed by door prize drawings and photos with the Easter Bunny. This event is free! So grab your Easter baskets and meet us at the Park on Saturday, April 19th. This free community event is sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and Haven Hospice-Chiefland. You may pick up your FREE ticket and register for this event by visiting Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located @ 1301 N Young Blvd (352-493-0050).

May Events

  • MOTHER'S DAY MEMORIAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE 2015
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Honor the life of someone you love and have lost at the “2015 Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release” on Sunday, May 10 @ 4 pm at Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St-Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades Office Complex). This is a FREE community event. The remembrance will feature live butterflies for individual release and a special performance with a touching story. Register your attendance by May 3 to Beverly Brown at 352-266-6373.

  • HIGHLAND MEMORIAL DAY 2015
    Monday, May 25, 2015 : 11:00 AM

    Highland Memorial Park will host the annual "Highland Memorial Day" Patriotic Remembrance on Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 11 AM. Highland Memorial Park is located at 1515 NE Third St-Ocala. For more information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown@ 352-671-6466.

June Events

  • FATHER'S DAY Remembrance 2015
    Sunday, June 21, 2015 : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Highland Memorial Park will host a special remembrance to honor Fathers on Sunday, June 21 @ 4:00 pm at Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St-Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades Office Complex). This very special remembrance is a FREE community event where individuals who have experienced loss come together in memory of a loved one.. To register, call Beverly Brown at 352-266-6373.

September Events

  • FIELD OF FLAGS....Honoring & Remembering 9/11, THE VILLAGES. FL
    Monday, September 07, 2015 : 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 13, 2015 : 5:00 PM

    In honor of the victims and heroes of September 11th, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services will host the Field of Flags Memorial Display from September 7 through September 13 at The Villages Public Safety Department located at 3035 Morse Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32163.
    The display will feature a field of American flags, 2,996 to be precise - one for every victim, emergency responder and military member who lost their life on September 11, 2001.
    Beginning September 7th and running through September 12, community can receive a free 9/11 memorial lapel pin by visiting Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd, The Villages, FL. For more information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

  • FIELD OF FLAGS….Honoring & Remembering 9/11, OCALA, FL
    Friday, September 11, 2015 : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Highland Memorial Park will host the annual FIELD OF FLAGS remembrance on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. FIELD OF FLAGS is a FREE event for the entire family. Highland Memorial Park is located at 1515 NE Third Street in Ocala. For additional info, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466

October Events

  • ALWAYS IN MY HEART...a Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release
    Saturday, October 17, 2015 : 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    On Saturday, October 17 at 10 am, Highland Memorial Park…a Place for Remembering, and Every Little Miracle-The Kyleigh Faith Foundation” will host a remembrance walk in recognition of national “Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.”
    Each participant in the walk will receive a ribbon on which to write their child’s name on and carry with them. Upon finishing the ½ mile route through beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, walkers will file up to attach ribbons to a memorial wreath. To make the remembrance a positive experience for any children who attend, Highland Memorial Park will provide a variety of bubble wands and bubble blowers for the children to use to honor their loved ones and siblings. Children need to know that grieving is acceptable. For additional information about events sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Care Director, Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

November Events

  • STUDENTS TO HONOR VETERANS WITH “FLAG PLACEMENT PROJECT”
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : 12:00 AM

    On Wednesday, November 11, at beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, Marion County students will place flags on the graves of hundreds, remembering each Veteran, their service, and their lives. With maps and flags in hand, the group will pay their respects by placing American flags on gravesites - one for each of the Veterans buried at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery located at 1515 NE Third Street in Ocala. For additional information about events to honor veterans sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Care Director, Beverly Brown @ 352-671-6466.

  • $6 EA for STREET SIDE BLEACHER SEATING @ 2015 OCALA CHRISTMAS PARADE
    Friday, November 13, 2015 : 2:00 PM to Saturday, December 12, 2015 : 5:00 PM

    ONLY $6.00 EACH FOR STREET-SIDE BLEACHER SEATING
    100 % of proceeds from sales will support a iocal charity.
    For a cost of only $6.00 each, you will receive RESERVED Parking , RESERVED Street-Side BLEACHER seating plus HOT COCOA & COOKIES as you enjoy the Dec 2015 Ocala Christmas Parade. For info or to purchase tickets, call 352.671.7171.

    Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is committed to offering quality programs that support community.

December Events

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala, FL
    Friday, December 04, 2015 : 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2015 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 4th at 7:00 pm at Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St in Ocala. The event is free and open to the public. The remembrance will feature beautiful music performed by the Oakcrest Baptist Church Hand Bell Choir, inspirational message, special memorial to our loved ones, an interactive candle lighting followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social. Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one.To RSVP or for additional info, contact Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance at The Villages, FL
    Friday, December 04, 2015 : 7:00 PM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2015 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 5th at 7:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd in The Villages. The event is free and open to the public. The remembrance will feature an inspirational message, beautiful music; a special memorial to our loved ones, an interactive candle lighting followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social. Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one. For additional info, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance in Chiefland, FL
    Friday, December 04, 2015 : 7:00 PM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2015 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 4th at 7:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1301 North Young Blvd in Chiefland. The event is free and open to the public. The remembrance will feature an inspirational message; bautiful music;, an interactive candle lighting followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social. Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one.To RSVP or for additional info, contact Pam Leaptrot at 352-493-0050.

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  • NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY @ Highland Memorial Park
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 : 11:45 AM to 12:00 PM

    In honor and tribute to our Veterans and Military, Highland Memorial Park...a Place for Remembering, along with American Legion Post 284, and a host of local Veteran organizations will place live balsam wreaths on Veteran's grave sites at beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE Third St in Ocala on Saturday, December 12; formal program at 11:45 am. Help us to spread the message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who served, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. For information or to purchase a wreath, call Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.