2012-11-08 / News

‘Love Lite’ campaign kicks off


Just in time for the kickoff of the annual campaign, several committee members recently gathered to begin decorating the Love Lite Tree on the front lawn at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. From left to right: Ruth Annelin, Rita Salter, Phyllis Burge and Darlene Pruess. 
Pioneer Tribune photo Just in time for the kickoff of the annual campaign, several committee members recently gathered to begin decorating the Love Lite Tree on the front lawn at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. From left to right: Ruth Annelin, Rita Salter, Phyllis Burge and Darlene Pruess. Pioneer Tribune photo MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary begins the annual Love Lite Tree campaign on Nov. 8. The drive continues through the end of December and will include the traditional treelighting ceremony on the lawn in front of the current hospital on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the campaign are used to sponsor medical scholarships for area high school graduates and to buy equipment for the hospital. The campaign also supports Schoolcraft County C.A.R.E. Search and Rescue, which uses its funds for emergency operations and equipment purchases.

Area residents may purchase white bulbs in memory of loved ones or friends that have died. Blue bulbs honor special friends, co-workers, or family members. Red bulbs honor a friend or loved one serving in the military. Amber bulbs are a tribute to those missing in action. The bulbs are $3 each.

Self-addressed donation envelopes are available at several locations in Manistique, including the SMH lobby, mBank, Putvins, Manistique Senior Center, and Shopko Hometown. Donations may also be mailed to SMH Auxiliary, P.O. Box 88, Manistique, MI 49854.

Donors must specify the number and color of bulbs they want to purchase, and include the names of those being honored.

For more information about the Love Lite Tree, call 341-6840 or 341-7578.

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