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Archbold’s Tree of Lights Event Scheduled for December 6th

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Archbold’s Tree of Lights Event Scheduled for December 6th

The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones through contributions to the Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights benefiting Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

Archbold’s Tree of Lights is an opportunity to give throughout the holidays and is kicked off by the Tree of Lights ceremony presented by TC Federal Bank. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 6pm on Archbold Memorial Hospital’s front lawn located on Gordon Avenue. Attendees will enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate and a special performance by South Georgia Ballet’s Nutcracker ensemble, followed by the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.

“The Tree of Lights ceremony not only marks the beginning of the holiday season, but it also serves as a celebration of life for attendees,” said Vann Middleton, president of the Archbold Foundation. “The event also allows us to recognize the importance of Hospice of Southwest Georgia and all the services they offer to patients and their families.”

“We’re so glad we could partner again this year with the Archbold Foundation and Hospice of Southwest Georgia for the Tree of Lights event,” said Greg Eiford, president of TC Federal Bank. “Hospice is a ministry that touches many in our community, and I’m glad we can highlight their impact during this event.”

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one throughout the holidays. Individuals honored and family members of those remembered will receive a special card letting them know a gift has been given in their honor or on their behalf. A donation of $10 per individual honored is suggested, but gifts of any size are welcome.

Each light on the tree, located at the hospital’s main entrance on Gordon Avenue, symbolizes a gift made in honor or memory of a loved one. The contributions made to the Tree of Lights help provide critical resources for special programs Hospice of Southwest Georgia offers to patients, families and our communities.

This year the tree at the event will be lit by the Sanders family in memory of Rebecca Sanders. Rebecca was a long-time Archbold employee and medical staff member who lost her courageous battle with leukemia in September of 2021.

“We could not think of a better person to honor at this year’s Tree of Lights event,” said Middleton. “Rebecca was a much loved and respected member of the Archbold family. The lighting of the tree in her memory will be a fitting tribute to one who meant so much to so many at Archbold.”

For more information about the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights or to donate, call 229.228.2924 or visit