George C. Grape Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Tree of Lights.  
With the donation of $5 per individual, anyone can have a bulb lit on the tree in front of the hospital in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special.
For over a quarter of a century, the Tree of Lights has been bringing Christmas cheer to George C. Grape Community Hospital patients, staff, visitors, and volunteers.  
The donations will be used for the 2017 Auxiliary projects at the hospital.  
Below is the first list of names in whose memory  or honor bulbs have been lit so far and by whom.

In Loving Memory of

Dayne Sturm by Marc, Debbie and Dustin
Dayne Sturm by Nate, Becky, Tylor, Natalie and Abbie
Our loved ones gone by Denny and Pat Hendrickson
Robert A. Glenn, Clarence and Agnes Wilson, E.B. and Leola Nennemann by Dee Glenn
Rummel Family by Janet Rummel
Slim and Lucille Bredensteiner, Shirley Henggeler, Dayne Sturm, and Cameron Owen by Steven and Nancy Middaugh
Sam and Mary Lou Holliman and Debbie Buckalew by Lawrence and Nancy Buckalew
All those family members who served our country in the Armed Services by Carolyn Zanker
Dayne Sturm by Ron and Sally Brumley
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brownlee by Tom and Becky Shull
    Dean and Lois Aistrope and Harold Gardner by Charles, Deb and Megan Gardner
Richard Crain and Corinne Greenwood by Jim and Susan England
Cameron Owen, Dayne Sturm, Brooke Michel, Jeff Holliman, Chad Dovel, and our God child Jennie Paulus by Lyle and Alice Hodde
Edna Smith, Harry Smith, Dorothy Tanz, C. D Wright, Ella Wright, and Marcus Wright by Darlene Wright
Mary Spittler by Kathy Spittler
Loved Ones by Dorothy Woltemath
John and Trudy Woodward, Ruth Spiegel, Gary Spiegel, and Ruby Spiegel by Dick and Joni Spiegel
Warren Aistrope, Arthur Alexander, Willard Alexander, and Maude Alexander by Peggy Aistrope and family
Posey and Mildred Jamison, Jack and Mada Morrisey by Dr. Rick and Teresa Jamison    
In Honor of

Veterans everywhere by Denny and Pat Hendrickson
Mary R. Sjulin by Dee Glenn
Jean Athen by Don and Jody, Valery, Nick and Jessica
Margaret Furhman by Kathy Spittler

Thank you to Marty and Ruthie Paper for acquiring and setting up the tree along the walkway to the hospital to make the bulb lighting possible.
If you would like to participate in the 2016 Tree of Lights campaign, donations may be sent to Grape Community Hospital Auxiliary, Attn. Nancy Middaugh, 2959 US Hwy 275, Hamburg, IA  51640.   
The list of donations will be continued in future issues of the newspaper.  
The deadline for Tree of Lights donations is Dec. 31.