SMH Lights Christmas
Memorial Hospital celebrated the beginning of the
holiday season on Wednesday evening, December 5th, with
the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. A large
crowd enjoyed the festivities and lighting outside
before retiring inside for hot cocoa and
Mayberry, Chair of the Western Maine Health Board of
Trustees welcomed the group stating it was nice that we
are able to continue this tradition and "Be as we are -
a community together. Mayberry introduced Rev.
Anne Stanley who led the invocation. Fellow Board
Member Wendy Penley, led the countdown to the tree
Four on a Match, the female barbershop
quartet comprised of Alda Reynolds, Auburn who sings
lead, Suzanne Bartlett of Bethel who sings bass, Rosalie
Fredricks of Lewiston who sings baratone, and Darlene
Glover of South Paris who sings tenor and is also the
Nurse Manager of the Emergency Room and the ICU at SMH,
serenaded the group with several holiday carols before
leading the group in the singing of Silent Night.
Christmas Tree Lighting fundraiser is a tradition that
was begun by Alice Cornwall twenty five years ago.
Tree light tickets may be purchased in honor or in
memory of someone, and are posted on a board in the
hospital lobby as well as published in the annual
report. The funds generated by the event allow
Stephens Volunteer Services to lend support to Western
Maine Health and continues to enjoy much success thanks
to the commitment of the community.
fundraiser continues thru December 31, 2007.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in the hospital
Coffee Shop or in the Administration office.