George C. Grape Community Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating the 29th Anniversary of its Tree of Lights.  With the donation of $5 per name, 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 2019 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 . . .
Harold & Martha Boatman, Robert & Phyllis Fay and Barry Caris by Dan and Kathy Boatman
Dean Harris by L. Whelan
Our Families we have lost by Patricia and Denny Hendrickson
 Edna Smith and Harry Smith, C. D. Wright and Ella Wright, Marcus Wright, and Dorthy Tanz by Darlene Wright
Lois Whelan and Mary Lou Perry by the Middaugh Family
Richard and Mary Crain by Dick and Becky Duncan
Rummel Family by Janet
Jack and Nancy Henning by Dr. Rick and Teresa Jamison
Virgil Lynn, Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Osborn, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Clayton, Bob Lynn and Eula Driskell by Virginia Lynn
Richard, Ruth, Gary and Ruby Spiegel, John & Trudy Woodward by Dick and Joni Spiegel
Son Martin Bennett by Marjorie Bennett
Loved ones by Anonymous
John C. Scott by Connie S. Scott
Orrillia “Toots” Gordon Wood, Paul Lucas, Heather Lucas, Wayne “Bear” Lucas, Mart Gordon, John & Myra Gordon, Pat & Ernie Gordon, John & Blanche Gardner, Jack & Arlene Gardner, Ray & Irene Lanum and Charles “Chuck” Moore by Jim and Sue Lucas
Roy & Camille Carpenter, Lee & Cathleen Bowman by Roy and Kim Bowman
Jack Ziolkowski by Brenda and family
Family and friends by Anonymous
Mabel & Harry Lauman by Ruth Lauman

In Honor of . . .
All the Employees at George C. Grape Community Hospital by Dennis and Julie James
Thank you to Marty and Ruthie Paper for acquiring and setting up the tree in front of the hospital to make the bulb lighting possible.
If you would like to participate in the 2018 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.