2013 Tree Lighting Ceremonies

St. Anthony Community Hospital 

The December 3rd tree lighting celebration was filled with holiday music and song by guitarist Al Eubanks. After a welcoming address by Senior Vice President and Administrator for St. Anthony Community Hospital Jeff Reilly, everyone headed outside for a tree lighting ceremony that began with invocations and blessings of the tree by Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff and Chaplain Sister Mary Spano.

All those in attendance sang “Silent Night” followed by a countdown and tree lighting. After singing other traditional Christmas songs, everyone was invited back inside the hospital’s main lobby to enjoy a reception and refreshments featuring cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider.

The entire ceremony and music was broadcast live by Warwick Radio WTBQ

Bon Secours Community Hospital 

Though there was heavy rain outside the night of the Bon Secours Community Hospital Tree Lighting, guests enjoyed a festive celebration indoors in the hospital’s cafeteria dining area with holiday music and song by guitarist Nick Sauschuck and members of the Port Jervis High School Band.

After a welcoming address by Senior Vice President and Administrator for Bon Secours Community Hospital Jeff Reilly, everyone headed outside and braved the rain for a brief tree lighting ceremony, which began with an invocation and blessing of the tree by Sister Cathy Crowley.

Following the countdown and tree lighting everyone returned back inside to enjoy a reception and refreshments along with additional Christmas music.

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

The Good Samaritan Foundation rang in the holidays with the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. Glee and Gleeful choirs from the Tuxedo Park School joined us with carols, and staff, leadership and the community joined in as we lit the tree and celebrated the spirit of the season.

Also announced that evening were the winners of the Art Contest: I’m A Good Samaritan. Students from the Tuxedo Park School were asked to draw images of “I’m A Good Samaritan.” The winners will hang in pediatric treatment rooms in our new Emergency Department. The winners were: 2nd Graders Jonathan Stone and Brandon Murphy, and 5th Graders Rachel Griegel, Rebecca Weinstein and Katherine Parry.
Congratulations and thank you to all of the students who participated in the efforts, and a special thanks to Kathleen McNamara and Megan Sweeney from TPS.