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Tree of Lights begins annual campaign

Published: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 3:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 3:30 p.m. CDT
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Tree of Lights Committee members include Deb Kirley (from left), Kristi Warren, Melody Schultz and Gina Castrey.

PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Lights Committee kicked off its annual campaign at the Auxiliary Candy Cane event earlier this month.

Since 1990, more than $85,000 has been raised and donated to the hospital for needed equipment. This year, donations to the Tree of Lights will be used to purchase blood pressure cuffs for each patient room on the second floor of the hospital’s Family Acute Care Unit.

The Tree of Lights is a special tree located on the north side of the hospital. A donation to the Tree of Lights is a unique way to express appreciation by honoring loved ones, friends, teachers, special groups and others. It is also a special way to memorialize someone who has left behind countless memories and friendships.

A donation of $10 will light one light on the Tree of Lights and a donation of $100 will light a special light on the star. When a donation of $20 or more is given, an acknowledgement card will be sent to the person or family the donation is honoring. A tax deductible receipt will also be sent when requested.

The Tree of Lights Committee is also offering an angel ornament for the first time. The angels have been handcrafted by Ann Ditmer of Annie’s Little Pots and are one-of-a-kind angel ornaments. The angels are ivory with wings in a variety of colors including red, green, pink, purple, blue and gold glitter. The cost of an angel is $10 and can be purchased through the PMH Gift Shop.

For more information, contact Deb Kirley at 815-875-6565. Donations can be made at the Perry Memorial Hospital gift shop or can be sent to Melody Schultz at Perry Memorial Hospital, 530 Park Ave. East in Princeton.

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