Newark-Wayne Auxiliary’s ‘Tree of Lights’ Ceremony

September 23, 2015

The Holiday Season is fast approaching. It is the time to start thinking about holiday traditions and how we will celebrate with our friends and family. It is also a time to honor and remember our loved ones – those who are with us and those who have passed away but who continue to touch our lives.

One way you can do that is by joining the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Auxiliary for the annual Tree of Lights ceremony, a tradition in which the lights on the tree are dedicated in memory and honor of our loved ones. Each light on the hospital’s holiday tree, as well as the tree in the DeMay Living Center, will represent a gift in honor or memory of someone special.

Due to the tremendous response by the community, this year the Tree of Lights ceremony will be held outdoors in front of the hospital on Monday, December 7th at 7:30 pm. (The roadway will be blocked off and individuals with handicap tags will be able to watch the program from their vehicles.) Refreshments will be served in the former Snack Bar immediately following the ceremony.

To sponsor a light, please send the name of the person to be honored or remembered, along with the name and address of the person who will receive an acknowledgement card to: Tree of Lights, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Auxiliary, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, PO Box 111, Newark, NY 14513. Please be sure to include a donation for each individual being honored - $10 at gold level or $5 at silver level. Checks may be made payable to NWCH Auxiliary. Donations will be accepted throughout the holiday season but must be received by November 16th to be included in the program book.

The proceeds from the Tree of Lights donations are used by the Auxiliary to support the programs and services of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and of DeMay Living Center. The Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Auxiliary’s members work to support the hospital through fund-raising projects, and as advocates and volunteers for the hospital. Your generosity helps to makes this possible.

This year, the “Tree of Lights” event is chaired by Interim Auxiliary President, Carole Nary. For questions, please call (315) 331-6496.

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