Tree of Lights Celebration in the Rose City

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Are you looking for a thoughtful way to remember or honor someone special this holiday season?

Ornaments are more than just decoration. Each one is a small token given to remember or honor some one special while helping the Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

Patti Whetsell, the hospice director, says, "Funding goes to help support patients that could not afford care so that our hospice can continue to provide home nursing services, chaplain services and bereavement support to people who are in need of quality end of life care."

Contributors and those they're honoring are listed in the tribute book near the Christmas tree. The decorated tree will be lit during Archbold Memorial Hospital’s annual Tree of Lights celebration. A Menorah will also be lit in honor of Hanukah.

Frances Parker, Archbold Foundation director, says, "Oh, it's a terrific time because we have such a wide community support and hospice has touched the lives of many families throughout southwest Georgia."

The community is invited to attend the tree lighting at 6 p.m. in the Archbold Memorial Hospital lobby. Performances by two choirs will provide musical entertainment.

"We will have punch and cookies right after the program, which of course the children and adults love, and we're going to have a special visit from Santa also."

Donations are encouraged at the event, but you can donate through the rest of the holiday season. The Archbold Foundation says it receives the largest amount of donations from the community through Tree of Lights than any other project