Residents are invited to attend the annual lighting of the Conway Regional Health Foundation’s Tribute Tree at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

“Supporters can purchase lights and ornaments for the tree in honor or memory of friends and family, and the event is open to the public,” Marketing Coordinator John Patton said in a news release.

Proceeds from the Tribute Tree will be used to help fund scholarships for local students who want to work in the health care field.

In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, the free event will include a gingerbread house display, a visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate and cookies.

“Parents can enter the names of children, 10 and younger, into a drawing to help Santa light the tree,” Patton said.

Preston Palmer Music and the Conway Christian School choir will lead a singalong of holiday music.

“The tree lighting is a Conway holiday tradition and draws families from throughout the community,” Patton said.

The Tribute Tree will be located outside the hospital’s the east entrance near the Emergency Department and will remain lighted throughout the holiday season.  

For more information, contact the Conway Regional Health Foundation at 501-513-5771.

Staff writer Jeanette Anderton can be reached at

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