Tree of Lights
The Tree of Lights tradition began 24 years ago as part of the effort to raise funds for the first Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. For the past 14 years, contributions have benefited Hospice of Southwest Georgia.
Individuals honored and family members of those remembered receive a beautiful card letting them know a gift has been given. Gifts are acknowledged and cards for the Tree of Lights and Hanukkah are sent throughout December. A donation of $10 per individual honored is suggested, but gifts of any size are welcome.
Donors, families and the community are invited to the lighting of the live tree—a ceremony that heralds the beginning of the holiday season and offers a celebration of life and remembrance for attendees.
The 2012 Annual Tree of Lights ceremony was Monday, December 3, 2012 in the lobby of John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital. Holiday Music was presented by the Thomas County Middle School Gospel Choir and Cross Creek Elementary 4th Grade Chorus.
The 2013 Annual Tree of Lights ceremony will be held in December in the lobby of John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.