Tree of Hope lighting is Thursday, December 6

The lighting of Seminole County Warpath on Cancer’s Tree of Hope will be
Thursday, Dec. 6, after the Christmas Parade in downtown Donalsonville

As devastating as Hurricane
Michael was, cancer can be even more devastating. Seminole County Warpath on Cancer (SCWC) will continue with the tradition of selling luminaries during the Christmas season. Deadline to purchase one will be December 2nd to insure that the names will go in the program. However, SCWC will continue to accept donations all throughout December. We will be selling at the Piggly Wiggly this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Each luminary is $5.00.  This year we are lighting the tree on Thursday, December 6th at the end of Cherry Street and 3rd street due to the damage to the tree at the Lions Club City park.  We will light the tree at the end of the parade, so please have your seats located near this area.

The annual tree lighting will again honor Seminole County cancer survivors and patients and in memory of cancer victims.  This year, the lightining of the tree will also be in honor of every single lineman who helped restore power in Seminole  County after Hurricane Michael.

The official tree lighter this year will be Cheryl McDonald, cancer survivor, and her husband, Harry McDonald, who represents Three Notch EMC.  Cheryl  was diagnosed with Endometrial Adenocarcinoma Uterine cancer. She has now been in remission for 12 years.  Cheryl said God has truly blessed her and she is truly a survivor through cancer, congestive heart failure, open heart surgery, two pace makers and surviving Hurricane Michael. Harry is a supervising purchasing agent for Three Notch EMC where he has been employed since 1989. He is the oldest acting agent for the Coop in the state of Georgia. Mr. Harry and Ms. Cheryl put a mattress at the local Three Notch after Hurricane Michael and spent two weeks, night and day there. He is known for saying “this place can’t run without me!”

During this ceremony, candles will also be lit in memory of Sarah Radney,  granddaughter of Gene and Elizabeth Radney of Donalsonville. Sarah was Seminole County’s sole fatality during Hurricane Michael’s devastation on October 10.

To purchase a luminary contact Stephanie Mims at  220-1604 or Jan Taylor at 202-0200.

Merry Christmas from Seminole County Warpath on Cancer, Inc.

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