GLOVERSVILLE – The Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home Auxiliary annual Tree of Lights program was held Monday, Dec. 1 before a gathering of 80 people in the Littauer Hospital lobby. Auxialian Rosanne Manuele, program co-chairman opened the ceremony saying, “This is a very special night and it means many different things to many people.”
Littauer President and CEO Laurence Kelly added, “There is a reason we are all here this evening as we remember someone special. Everyone here has a story that goes with a light on the tree.”
Auxialian and program co-chairman Donna Ellithorpe read a poem she composed for the evening and said, “Each of our loved ones is remembered with a light. It really touches our hearts.”
Susan McNeil, Volunteer Director said, “The Auxiliary plans the evening, and in coordination with various Littauer departments, we bring this all together.” McNeil went on to say, “It’s a team effort all the way, and that’s what makes this night so beautiful.”
Tom Hobson led the program playing piano as his wife Mickey sang “Good Christian Men Rejoice.” Pianist Pat Travis-Doull led the auxiliary singers “Nate’s Notes” as they sang Christmas Carols after the program. Auxilians Barb Tucci and family decorated the Tree and Toby Ortell handed out programs. The Reverend Bonnie Orth, Pastoral Care Coordinator at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home led the Blessing.