A special “Lighting the Way to Christmas” Memorial Program sponsored by CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary is set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4th at First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Washington St., Montpelier. The public is invited to attend this annual program during the Christmas season for family and friends to honor the memory of deceased loved ones.
Serving as master of ceremonies will be Bill Priest with a welcome by Phil Ennen, President/CEO of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers. Rev. David Tilly from First Presbyterian Church will deliver the memorial message. Rev. Dee Custar is scheduled to give the invocation and benediction prayers and alternate with Mr. Priest in reading the memorial roster listing honored loved ones who have passed away.
Those who would like to have a departed loved one’s name included in the memorial roster should contact Barb Dietsch (419-485-3229) as soon as possible for more information. Luminaries honoring those on the memorial roster will be lit and displayed during the Christmas season in front of CHWC-Montpelier Hospital. Memorial angels are also available.
Special music will be provided by Kelly Michael, soloist, from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Montpelier. She is also an accomplished organist and will offer the prelude and postlude music.
Members of the Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary are asked to wear their pink jackets. Auxiliary President Armeda Sawmiller will offer greetings and introductions. Greeters representing the auxiliary are Marty & Jim Brace, Connie Dunseth, Gloria Poorman and Joyce Schelling.
Assisting in the dining room and kitchen will be auxiliary members Ruth Cooley and Carol Eriksen. Auxiliary Treasurer Barb Dietsch will distribute memorial angels.
Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary has also planned its annual Christmas Luncheon and program on Monday, Dec. 12th at 12 noon at First Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker will be Amy Eriksen, Rph, whose topic will be medications. Menu includes chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, pies and beverage.
Members are encouraged to bring guests and reservations should be made by Dec. 5th by contacting Barb Dietsch. All attending are asked to bring a Christmas greeting card for the hospital card shower and also bring paper products, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and/or non-perishable food items for local food pantries instead of a gift exchange.