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- Winthrop-University Hospital Hosts Milestone 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
- December 4, 2015
Friends and neighbors of Winthrop-University Hospital, local officials, Hospital administration and staff gathered on December 2 to usher in the holiday season at Winthrop’s 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Attendees enjoyed a terrific musical performance by the Mineola High School Concert Singers, who have become part of the Hospital’s great holiday tradition under the direction of Meg Messina. Also part of the evening’s festivities were remarks by John F. Collins, Winthrop’s President and CEO, and Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Winthrop. Common sentiments that were shared included feelings of gratitude this holiday season for the simple things in life and appreciation for all those who serve to protect our community and nation.
As the countdown to the tree lighting began, 12-year-old Thomas Ledwith of Malverne had a very important job – hitting the switch which illuminates Winthrop’s magnificent Christmas tree. Following the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to enjoy an array of refreshments in the Hospital’s Main Lobby as the Mineola High School Concert Signers continued to spread holiday cheer by singing in various areas of the Hospital for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.
Pictured at Winthrop’s 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony were (l. – r.) Mineola Village Trustee Paul Pereira; New York State Senator Jack Martins; Mineola Village Trustee Paul Cusato; Winthrop Board Member Ed Travaglianti; John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop; Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth (front); Mineola Village Trustee George Durham (behind); George Pappas, Winthrop Board Member; Mineola Village Trustee Dennis Walsh; Maureen Clancy, Winthrop Board Member; Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss; Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter Zuckerman; Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Winthrop (behind); New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (front) and New York State Assemblyman Edward Ra.
John F. Collins, Winthrop’s President and CEO, gets help lighting the Hospital’s majestic Christmas tree from 12-year-old Thomas Ledwith of Malverne.