Archbold Hosts Annual Tree of Lights Ceremony

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The holiday season is here, and for the 28th year, our community will celebrate the spirit of the season with the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights.  For many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones by making contributions to the Archbold Foundation. 

The Tree of Lights tradition began 28 years ago as part of the effort to raise funds for the first Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. For the past 18 years, contributions have benefited Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

This year, brand new holiday decorations are on display throughout the halls of the hospital and on the live tree displayed in the hospital’s main lobby. The beautiful new decor was purchased through fundraising efforts of the Archbold Auxiliary.

Donors, families and the community are invited to celebrate the lighting of the tree and Hanukah menorah, a ceremony that heralds the beginning of the holiday season and offers a celebration of life and remembrance for attendees. 

This year’s ceremony will take place Monday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m.  in the lobby of John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Guests will enjoy refreshments and music by the Brookwood Lower School Chorus, followed by the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.  Gifts are acknowledged and cards for the Tree of Lights and Hanukah are sent throughout December. A donation of $10 per individual honored is suggested, but gifts of any size are welcome. Individuals honored and family members of those remembered receive a special card letting them know a gift has been given.

For more information about the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights or to make a donation, call 229-228-2924 or visit