SMH Lights Christmas
Memorial Hospital celebrated the beginning of the
holiday season on Wednesday evening, December 3rd, with
the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. A
jovial crowd enjoyed the festivities and lighting
outside before retiring inside for hot cocoa and
Harmon, 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 Harmon
introduced Four on a Match.
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.
Burns provided the history of the tree lighting program
and led the countdown to the lighting. The
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 a loved one 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 toward scholarships and
equipment purchases for the hospital and continues to
enjoy much success thanks to the commitment of the
fundraiser continues thru December 31, 2008.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in the hospital
Coffee Shop or in the Administration office.
Volunteer Services and Stephens Memorial Hospital is an
affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the
Maine Health® family. Visit Western Maine Health
on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.
Photo Credit: Robert
Harmon and Andrea Burns stand with the ladies of Four on
a Match who serenaded the group at the Annual Christmas
Tree Lighting at SMH. L-R Rosalie Fredricks, Alda
Reynolds, Suzanne Bartlett, and Darlene Glover.