CLEARWATER – The National Cremation Society, America’s oldest and largest cremation service company, will celebrate its 40th anniversary by giving back to the families who have consistently entrusted them with their final needs.
“What we’ve actually done is build relationships over these 40 years,” said Donald Politano in a press release. Politano is service manager and funeral director for NCS. “Establishing that mutual trust with the local hospitals, caregivers, community leaders, merchants, and neighbors is essential when you are helping people make time of need or pre-arranged plans.”
Founded in 1973 in Pinellas County, the National Cremation Society set out to offer an alternative to traditional funerals. This allowed individuals to take control of their own final arrangements with a simple pre-arranged plan, or at the time when a death occurs. Even though the National Cremation Society still offers a contemporary alternative to traditional burials, they also offer full service visitations and viewings, religious and non-religious services, and casket burials. With an onsite chapel and crematory and Funeral Directors with over 100 years combined experience, the National Cremation Society offers families professional services and compassion, at a cost much less than local funeral homes.
To commemorate the company’s milestone and as a way of thanking the families they have worked with through the years, the local Clearwater office will host a community celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3 to 6 p.m., 4945 East Bay Drive, Clearwater.
The festivities will include group ballroom dance lessons given by Dance Forever of Clearwater, free food, gift bags for the first 100 attendees and live music.
There will be drawings for a three-wheel Schwinn bicycle and hundreds of dollars in prizes donated by local merchants. Guests will also have an opportunity to register for a free pre-arranged cremation plan.