Holiday music, selfies with Santa and his elvish helpers, hot chocolate and special treats for the kids will be a part of this year’s family-oriented Conway Regional Tribute Tree lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Conway Regional Gift Shop will be open for holiday shopping and entries from a gingerbread house decorating contest will be on display.
The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm and will be located by the fountain at the east entrance of Conway Regional Medical Center. The event is conducted annually by the Conway Regional Health Foundation as a way for the community to honor and remember friends and loved ones. The lights that adorn the tree will be lit at 6 pm and will remain lit until the end of the year.
Tributes and donations will be accepted throughout December. Names of donors and their loved ones will be displayed in the East Lobby of the medical center and online at www.conwayregional.org. For more information about honoring a special person this holiday season, call 501.513.5778 or click Tribute Tree.
The tree lighting has become a holiday tradition for families and Tribute Tree also contributes to the community by helping fund scholarships for area students who dream of working in the health care field. The Conway Regional Health Foundation has awarded more than $254,000 to area students since 1996, relying on funds from Tribute Tree, physicians, nurses, Dazzle Daze and private donors.