On December 7, Hannibal Regional Foundation hosted their 7th Annual Tree Lighting. The tradition is an opportunity to stop and reflect upon the loved ones we have lost. The ceremony was opened by the Hannibal Heartbeats singing holiday carols, then Chaplain Allen Clark gave a prayer of remembrance. Hannibal Regional President/CEO Todd Ahrens and Foundation President/CEO Wendy Harrington offered heartfelt remarks to the gathered crowd, and the ceremony was then concluded with the lighting of the Christmas tree.
At this event, the Foundation presents Christmas ornaments to friends and family whose loved ones have been memorialized over the past year through a donation to the Foundation. It is a very moving evening and a beautiful way to honor loved ones at this special time of year. Thank you to the Foundation for hosting this special ceremony, and to all who attended.