The Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation is planning the Annual Celebration of Lights for Friday evening, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown.
The Celebration of Lights has been held for several years, and this is the third year the foundation has held the event at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
Individuals and families sponsor trees in memory of loved ones who have passed away or in honor of loved ones still with us. Those who purchase trees make a gift to the Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation of $100. Signs are placed in front of each tree to indicate in whose memory or honor the tree is named.
The foundation will also be selling luminaries for $10 each in memory or in honor of loved ones. The luminaries will be lit the evening of Dec. 1. If there is severe weather on Dec. 1, the event may be rescheduled to Dec.r 8.
The program will include special music and the reading of the names of those who are remembered and honored. The lights on the trees will be on each evening throughout the holiday season.
The Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation with its own Board of Trustees. Previous gifts to the foundation have been used to place automated external defibrillators in every law enforcement vehicle in use in Brown County, in every school system and in other public buildings where there is a high risk of cardiac failure. Other funds have provided scholarships to Brown County students who are in training in different health care areas. Gifts have also helped to provide dental education to area fourth grade students.
If you would like further information or to purchase trees or luminaries, please contact Teri Baumann at 937-546-9766.