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11/22/10: Emerson Hospital to kick off holiday season with annual Tree of Lights on December 6

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Tree of Lights ceremony on Monday, December 6, at 4:30 pm. Members of the community are invited to join Emerson staff and patients for a brief program in the North Assembly Room at the hospital, followed by the tree lighting in front of the White House.  A reception of light refreshments will follow in the North Assembly Room.  Those who attend the ceremony will get the added bonus of a 20% discount off clothing and accessories in the hospital gift shop.   Parking validation will also be provided.  

Community members may donate a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, to honor a special person, or to celebrate an event.  Hundreds of tiny white lights, each representing a donation to Emerson in honor of a family member or friend, will illuminate the tree throughout the holiday season.  A list of donors and honorees will be displayed in the hospital lobby.  All donations made to the Tree of Lights will benefit the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary. 

For information on donating a light for the ceremony, please contact Denise Haartz at 978-371-7211.  A light on the tree with acknowledgement is $10.  A light on the star with acknowledgement is $25.  Donations may be made by mail by sending payment to Doris Webber, 8 Maple Street, Bedford, Mass., 01730.  All donations should be made by December 15.  Please make checks payable to Emerson Hospital Auxiliary.

Pictured at Emerson's Tree of Lights ceremony are tree lighter Griffin Meyer (front) and, in the back row, Bentley, Polly (holding Christian), and Cooper Meyer.