Archbold Tree of Lights December 4th

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Archbold Tree of Lights December 4th

The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones through contributions to the Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights.

This year, the community will gather on the hospital’s front lawn to celebrate the annual lighting of the hospital tree. The event will take place Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6pm at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s main lawn located on Gordon Avenue. Guests will enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate and special music followed by the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.

“We’re excited about celebrating Tree of Lights event on the hospital’s front lawn this year,” said Vann Middleton, president of the Archbold Foundation. The 2017 Tree of Lights is presented by sponsor Thomas County Federal.

“We’re so grateful to have Thomas County Federal as the presenting sponsor for Tree of Lights again this year,” said Middleton. “Their commitment to our community and the Archbold health system is evidenced by their continued support of this event.”

“It is an honor for Thomas County Federal to partner with the Archbold Foundation and Hospice of Southwest Georgia,” said Greg Eiford, Thomasville Market President of Thomas County Federal. “Hospice is a vital ministry that touches so many people in our community. Supporting an organization that provides comfort and care during difficult times for individuals and families directly aligns with our bank’s commitment to be involved in our local community.”

Throughout the season, gifts may be made in memory or honor of a loved one. Individuals honored and family members of those remembered will receive a special card letting them know a gift has been given in their honor or on their behalf. Cards for the Tree of Lights are sent throughout December. A donation of $10 per individual honored is suggested, but gifts of any size are welcome.

Each light on the living tree, located at the hospital’s main entrance on Gordon Avenue, symbolizes a gift made in honor or in memory of a loved one. The tributes made to the Tree of Lights help provide critical resources for the special programs Hospice of Southwest Georgia offers to patients, families and our communities.

For more information about the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights or to make a donation, call 229.228.2924 or visit