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Archbold Foundation Hosts Annual Tree of Lights Ceremony

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The holidays are right around the corner, and for the 26thyear, our community will celebrate the spirit of the season with the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights.  For many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones by making contributions to the Foundation.  The Tree of Lights tradition began 26 years ago as part of the effort to raise funds for the first Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. For the past 16 years, contributions have benefited Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

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.  A Hannukah menorah will also be lit to honor the tradition of the season.

This year’s ceremony will take place Monday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.  in the lobby of John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Guests will enjoy refreshments and music by the Rose City Strings Project and the Brookwood Lower School Chorus, followed by the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.  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.  Individuals honored and family members of those remembered receive a special card letting them know a gift has been given.

For more information about the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights or to make a donation, call 229-228-2924 or visit www.archboldfoundation.org.

Archbold Memorial Hospital | (229) 228-2000
915 Gordon Ave, Thomasville, GA 31792

Brooks County Hospital | (229) 263-4171
903 North Court Street, Quitman, GA 31643
Grady General Hospital | (229) 377-1150
1155 5th St., Cairo, GA 39828

Mitchell County Hospital | (229) 336-5284
90 East Stephens St., Camilla, GA 31730
 

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