Grand View Hospital Announces The Festival of Lights
(November 21, 2011) Sellersville, PA – The 28th annual Festival of Lights celebration at Grand View Hospital will begin on Wednesday, December 7, with a dedication ceremony at 7 pm. The grounds surrounding the hospital will be lit ever night throughout Christmas and Hanukkah and into the early days of the New Year. The lights not only add a festive touch, but they are significant of donations made to honor or memorialize loved ones or an organization or to recognize the birth of a baby.
The Festival of Lights program is sponsored by the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary to raise funds for the hospital. For a contribution of $20 white lights are lit in honor or memory of someone or something and red lights are lit to recognize cancer patients. The tree in the circle in front of the main hospital entrance is also decorated with red lights, which honor the courage and spirit of cancer patients. A contribution of $100 will illuminate a light this year and for years to come as well as allow the honoree’s name to be placed on a permanent plaque which is displayed in the hospital.
In addition to the outside lights, a small “Baby Tree” in the hospital lobby is decorated with special ornaments commemorating babies born at Grand View Hospital throughout the year. For a $20 donation an ornament with the newborn’s name and birth date will be hung on this tree. For a $100 contribution, the baby’s name will be on an ornament on the tree each year and the name will also be put on a permanent plaque in the maternity department.
The public is invited to the dedication. Holiday music will be provided by pianist Dave Kenny and country singer, songwriter Jenna Myers. Refreshments will be served. For more information about making contributions or about the dedication ceremony, contact the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary office at 215-453-4381.
The funds raised through this holiday fundraiser become part of a substantial gift to support specials projects in the Hospital. This past June, the Auxiliary made a gift of $150,000 towards the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department.