Hospital taking donations for Tree of Lights program

November 21, 1993

Contributions to the second annual Tree of Lights at Carroll County General Hospital are being accepted by the CCGH Auxiliary.

The Tree of Lights offers area residents an opportunity to honor a loved one or memorialize a departed friend or family member while benefiting patient care services at the hospital.

All proceeds from this year's event will go toward the expansion of the Emergency Department, where more than 24,500 patients are treated each year.

The auxiliary is asking for $5 donations from individuals and families, $25 from clubs and organizations, and $100 from businesses. Donations are tax-deductible. Last year, the auxiliary raised nearly $6,000 from Tree of Lights contributions.

Members of the auxiliary will send all donors and honorees acknowledgment cards that include an invitation to attend the lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The Westminster High School Vocal Ensemble will lead carols and holiday songs. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Scott Duffey, pastor of the Westminster Church of the Brethren.

Refreshments will be served in the hospital lobby after the ceremony, which will culminate with the lighting of a live evergreen tree at the Center Street entrance to the hospital.

This 10-foot Douglas fir was donated a year ago by Lorraine and Daniel Stoner of Westminster Nurseries in memory of Daniel B. Stoner Sr.

The Tree of Lights sign is a gift from the 3M Corp.

Donors and those being honored will have their names listed in a Book of Honor to go on display in the hospital lobby during the holiday season.

To make a donation or for more information, call 848-3484. Contributions are being accepted through Jan. 15.

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