Baptist Health Hardin Auxiliary’s Let Christmas Shine holiday fundraiser has begun.
The organization’s annual Christmas project allows people to purchase lights to honor loved ones and, at the same time, help students who plan to enter the medical profession.
The Auxiliary will be selling the lights at the hospital’s main entrance from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 30. To purchase a light via a mail-in form, residents can contact Kevin Hilton at 270-706-1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A single light costs $5; a strand of lights $20; a shrub $40; spotlight $100 and small tree $80.
Each honored person will receive a card acknowledging the gift of the light from the sender with an invitation to the Let Christmas Shine Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 9, at College Heights United Methodist Church. Christmas music and refreshments will be part of the program. The program will follow the latest COVID guidelines of the CDC, including masks.
“One of my favorite things about this fundraiser is that it is two-fold — it allows people to memorialize and honor loved ones at the same time as helping out local students who are just beginning their journey in a medical field of study,” said Barbara Phillips, head of the Baptist Health Hardin Auxiliary Let Christmas Shine committee.
“We are so happy and excited to be able to hold the Let Christmas Shine fundraiser and celebration this year,” she added.