Good Samaritan Hospital celebrated their Christmas tree lighting on December 8.
Hundreds of community members, hospital staff and elected officials attended the cermony, where they enjoyed refreshments, caroling and a visit from Santsa and his elves.
Attendees also had their photos taken with a 15-ft. snow globe.
Students from St. John the Baptist High School dressed up as Frosty the Snowman and elves and performed several classic Christmas sings prior to the blessing of the Nativity.
“The Nativity lighting is one of the hallmarks of Good Samaritan’s being a Catholic institution,” said Good Samaritan Executive Vice President and CAO Nancy Simmons. “This year was very special with the chance to honor those we love.”
The tree, donated by Robert Witcomb Landscape Gardening, was planted in front of the hospital and decorated with hundred of light bulbs in memory or honor of loved ones, called "Lights of Love." In total, Lights of Love raised more