1/5/09: Emerson Auxiliary Tree of Lights and cookie sale add holiday cheer to hospital
The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s recent Tree of Lights ceremony raised $4,000 for the hospital. During the event, which is held annually and allows members of the community to donate a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, to honor a special person, or to celebrate the season, Auxiliary President Denise Haartz and Emerson Hospital president and CEO Christine Schuster reflected on the season and on the Auxiliary tradition. After some prayers led by Emerson Chaplain Georgia Leiner, seasonal songs were performed by the Bedford vocal group “Music Among Us.”
The Auxiliary’s Cookies-By-the-Pound sale also raised $1,300 from sales of more than 400 dozen cookies baked by Auxilians and the mothers and daughters of the National Charity League.
The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports Emerson Hospital through a wide variety of activities ranging from members-only gatherings to large events open to the public. If you like to organize, create, cook, network, write, edit, speak in public, or contribute to your community, the Auxiliary welcomes your participation. Anyone interested in learning more about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133 for more information.