• Barry Funeral Home is the corporate sponsor of the Rome Twigs Tree of Lights 2018 campaign. The company has donated $1,000 to the Twigs fundraiser for Rome Memorial Hospital. A visible symbol of the season, the Tree of Lights project began in 1989.

    The Tree of Lights reception and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the hospital lobby. At 7:00 we will move outside to light the tree. Pastor Sam Pendergrast of Rome’s First Presbyterian Church will be honored for his many years of devoted service to the community. A scroll displaying the names of donors and their honored persons will be displayed at the event.

    Contributions to the Tree of Lights campaign help the Twigs, a not-for-profit organization, continue its long tradition of dedicated service in support of the hospital and its mission. All donations are tax deductible and all monies are used for the purchase of hospital equipment and to support programs of the hospital. Last year’s Tree of Lights campaign raised more than $10,000. Those dollars, along with other monies raised by the Twigs, go toward programs that contribute to patient comfort and care at Rome Memorial Hospital.

    Individuals may purchase lights to honor a living person, remember a deceased loved one, or express thanks; each light on the tree represents a gift of love and remembrance. In order to be included on the scroll, donations of $5.00 or more for a light must be received by noon on Friday, November 16, addressed to Rome Memorial Hospital, Attention Tree of Lights, 1500 N. James St., Rome, NY 13440. Please make checks payable to Rome Twigs.

     Tree kickoff 2018 
    TWIGS KICK OFF TREE OF LIGHTS - Pictured outside Rome Twig’s Gift Shop are from left: Carrie Flint, Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services at Rome Memorial Hospital; Kathy Cerny, corresponding secretary of Heather Twig; and Christina Barry and her husband Kevin Barry, owner of Barry Funeral Home, sponsor of this year’s event. Last year’s campaign raised over $10,000 which the Twigs then donated to programs that benefit patient care at the hospital including a specialized Lymphedema table which is used in the therapy of patients with swelling as a result of cancer treatment, diabetes, obesity, venous insufficiency, DVT surgery, or other diseases or injury.