Santa will help usher in the holiday season with his arrival at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Community Tree Lighting festival on Sunday, December 4, 2011. The tree lighting is the culmination of the 26thannual Community Tree Lighting celebration which will be held from 2-5 p.m. on the hospital campus.
The Community Tree Lighting celebration is a wonderful Santa Clarita Valley tradition for families and friends who will be treated to a free festival filled with music, entertainment, and holiday activities including a cookie decorating station, letters to Santa, children’s holiday crafts, refreshments, and much more.
“We extend our sincere thanks to Barry and Nancy Gump of Andy Gump, Inc., and their employees, and to the many other volunteers who every year donate their time, talent, and resources to make this special tradition a success,” said Roger Seaver, president and CEO of Henry Mayo.
The families of Santa Clarita Valley residents who lost their lives serving in the war on terror since 9/11 will be honored at Henry Mayo's annual tree lighting ceremony.
Hospital leadership, together with families, residents, members of the military and others, will honor the memory of our brave soldiers with members of the Gold Star Families from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Families of fallen warriors, Robby Wilson, Dean Glen Todd, Richard P. Slocum, Cole W. Larsen, Jose Ricardo Flores-Mejia , Dennis L. Sellen, Stephen E. Colley, John M. Conant, Ian Timothy D. Gelig, Jake W. Suter, Paul Gardner and Rudy A. Acosta will be recognized at the event.
As a special memory keepsake, Santa will happily pose with children and guests at a photo station starting at 2:30 p.m., for a free photo, which will be distributed at the event.
In addition, everyone is invited to participate in the Gift of Life program with a special sponsorship of a light or ornament in honor or in memory of their loved ones. Sponsorship levels range from $25 (light), $50 (icicle), $100 (snowflake), $250 (ornament), $500 (star) and $1000 (treetop). Gift of Life sponsorships will be recognized on a special display at the celebration. A commemorative holiday ornament will be sent to donors, and all donations benefit patient care services at Henry Mayo.
The Community Tree Lighting celebration is free and open to the public on Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m., on the hospital’s campus at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. For more information, please call (661)200-1306.