“The event provides an opportunity for these members of our community to fellowship with others who have also experienced similar loss, as well as agencies and organizations who specialize in assisting victims of violent crime. It is a way to honor crime victims and their families in our community during the Christmas season,” she said. Staff reportBEAUMONT — The Jefferson County Crime Victims Coalition will honor crime victims Dec. 4 by sponsoring the 18th Annual Tree of Angels at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. For more information, contact Craver at 409-839-2318 or Chris Castillo at 409-924-4316. The event is open to the public, with a reception to follow. “The Christmas holidays should be a happy and joyous time, but for those members of our community who have been touched by loss, particularly due to violent crime, the season can be difficult,” said Misty Craver, program director of the Jefferson County Victim’s Assistance Center. “The Tree of Angels is designed to support these victims of violent crime in our community by providing a remembrance activity during the holiday season.” Victims, family and friends are invited to come and decorate the Tree of Angels with an angel ornament representing their loved ones and the loss they have experienced, Craver said. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the courthouse, 1149 Pearl St. A special guest will light the tree.