NLH holds tree-lighting ceremony

Carol singing from the Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home auxiliary annual Tree of Lights ceremony held Friday in the Nathan Littauer Hospital lobby. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — The Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home auxiliary annual Tree of Lights program was held Friday before a gathering of more than 100 people in the Littauer Hospital lobby.

Auxialian co-chairs Toby Ortell and Fran Mosconi opened the ceremony.

“This is a very special night and it means many different things to many people,” said Mosconi.

Ortell added, “There is a reason we are all here this evening as we remember someone special. Everyone here has a story that goes with a light on the tree.”

Littauer Director of Volunteer Services Susan McNeil led the program playing guitar and singing “What Can I Give Him?”

The Rev. Bonnie Orth, pastoral care coordinator at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home led the blessing, and soon after the seasonal tree was lit.

“The auxiliary plans the evening, and in coordination with various Littauer departments, we bring this all together.” McNeil said. “It’s a team effort all the way, and that’s what makes this night so beautiful.”

Pianist Pat Zullo led the auxiliary singers, “Nate’s Notes,” as they sang Christmas carols for the program.

Auxilian Barb Tucci and family decorated the Tree of Lights in Littauer’s lobby, which will remain lit for the holiday season.

Each guest was given a keepsake, a 2017-dated ornament on behalf of the auxiliary.

Auxilians Anita Beck, Pat Quinn and Mona Capasso assisted with the ceremony that evening.