The annual Trees of Love Lighting Ceremony took place Sunday afternoon at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Hospital Community Relations Director Cecile Pattison says that lights on the four large evergreen trees in front of the hospital may still be purchased.
The trees provide an opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet. With a $5.00 donation, the Auxiliary sends a card to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.
"Lights can be dedicated to a loved one any time until December 31st," according to Joan Kalasinsky, Spokesperson for the Trees of Love project.
Each year proceeds from the Trees of Love project go to fund a needed project or piece of equipment for the hospital.
Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk or in businesses and offices throughout the community.