Pat Cunningham reads out the names of those remembered during the 2011 Lights of Love ceremony at Nash General Hospital.

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Pat Cunningham reads out the names of those remembered during the 2011 Lights of Love ceremony at Nash General Hospital.

Volunteers prepare for Lights of Love

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The Nash Health Care Volunteer Auxiliary is continuing the popular tradition of the “Lights of Love” project with its 11th annual illumination, which will raise money toward the auxiliary’s five-year, $25,000 pledge to the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Now is the time to purchase a light in honor or memory of someone for the 2014 event.

“The lights on the trees represent hope, love, remembrance and honor. It is a wonderful way to remember the special people who have touched our lives,” said Jackie Ward, a member of the Nash Health Care Volunteer Auxiliary and one of the event’s organizers. “This is one of the most meaningful and exciting events the auxiliary does each year.”

For $5, a light may be purchased to shine on trees that will be located in the hospital lobby during the month of December, alongside a “Book of Remembrance,” which will record the names of those honored with lights on the tree. A special tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 and will include a reading of all the names of those being honored or remembered, followed by a reception. Purchasers of lights, honorees, and family members of those being remembered will be invited.

In order to list the names in the Book of Remembrance in alphabetical order, contributions must be received by Nov. 21.

“We are grateful that the community has been so supportive of our Lights of Love program, and we look forward to continuing the tradition of honoring the past,

cherishing the present and celebrating the future together,” Ward said.

To contribute to the Lights of Love, call Ward at 443-2684 or the volunteer office at 962-8118.