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BMH Auxiliary celebrating 24th anniversary of its ‘Tree of Lights’ ceremony

The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital is celebrating the 24th anniversary of its “Tree of Lights” community-wide non-denominational remembrance project.

Brochures are being mailed inviting the public to participate in this fundraiser. Contributors can make a donation in memory of or in tribute to loved ones and friends or give a light to recognize special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, well wishes, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmation, graduations, weddings or holidays.

Special people such as employees, friends, teachers, military, medical and emergency services personnel are deserving of recognition.

The special “Tree of Lights” Tree Lighting Ceremony, to which the public is invited, will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the main lobby of Brooks Memorial Hospital. Refreshments will follow.

The names of all honorees will appear on a Scroll of Honor to be displayed in the hospital’s main lobby. For a donation of $10 or more per individual name, a gold or white light will be placed on the living evergreen “Tree of Lights” on the hospital roof. A $50 or more donation per individual name will purchase a red light for the “Circle of Lights” at the top of the tree.

This beautiful tree, once again generously donated by Toot’s Tree Farm of Forestville, will remain illuminated throughout the holiday season. Gold lights represent a tribute to the living, white lights honor the deceased and the red lights circling the top of the live tree represent either gifts in honor of, or in memory of family, friends and special people or events.

The Tree of Lights provides an expression of appreciation for those we love and cherish in this season of giving. The Auxiliary hopes the public will remember friends, loved ones and Brooks Memorial Hospital by contributing to this project. All funds raised assist the Auxiliary in its continued support of the hospital, our community provider of quality healthcare. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law and will be accepted through Jan. 9, 2017.

For further information or to make a donation, contact Lisa at 679-4774 or Joanna at 366-2973. Donations may also be mailed to The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital, Tree of Lights, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048.

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