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VRMC holds annual Christmas tree lighting

Vaughan Regional Medical Center (VRMC) hosted its 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday night to kick off the holiday season.

VRMC CEO David McCormack began the ceremony by welcoming everyone in attendance to the event and thanking them for being there.

“The tree lighting is a wonderful event for our Vaughan family and the community to kick off the holiday season in the right way,” said McCormack. “As the healthcare provider in Selma – Dallas County, we also feel as if we have a light to shine and the simplicity of this event really brings the meaning of Christmas home – the Light of the World came into the darkness for each one of us – Vaughan team members, community members and friends.  This is just a simple way of continuing our mission of making communities healthier by shining a light into the darkness, both literally and figuratively.  We wish a healthy and fruitful holiday season for everyone and are honored to provide care for those who need it when they need us.”

The Selma High School Choir, led by Director Colin Lett, performed several acapella Christmas tunes to accompany the ceremony, including “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and, as the tree was lit, “O Christmas Tree.”

After a few songs, the choir moved inside to finish their performance away from the frigid temperatures outside.

The hospital employees, their families and everyone else in attendance enjoyed the remaining Christmas carols with hot chocolate, candy canes and cookies provided by VRMC.