(MARLETTE) -- The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation accomplished a successful 24th annual Tree of Shining Love campaign, raising over $15,000 for the acute care renovation project at the hospital. To date, over 200 tributes have been made to the Tree of Shining Love in honor and/or in memory of special people. Those honored and memorialized were featured in a special presentation at the Tree of Shining Love ceremony held December 2. The Tree of Shining Love campaign recognizes either an individual or groups of individuals who have made a significant impact on the community. This year's campaign recognized the education community and also paid special tribute to Marlette Community Schools in observance of their 125th anniversary.
The MRH Foundation would like to thank Marlette Community Schools, the volunteers, presenters and the musical entertainers. A thank you is also extended to the sponsors who helped make this event special: Anderson, Tucky, Bernhardt & Doran, PC, CPAs; Caseville F.O.E. #3690 Auxiliary; CBM Services, Inc.; Cookingham Beene Allergy & Asthma Associates PC; Covenant Center for the Heart Physicians; Graff Chevrolet, Buick, Inc.; Hasselschwert Consulting LLC; HealthPlus of Michigan; Mohan Dass Macha, MD & Shashireka Macha; North Branch Bakery; Saib Isterabadi, MD; Semco Energy Gas Company; Straight Imaging PC; Surgical Specialists, PC ~ W.V. Zemnickas, II, DO & Ratan Rajani, MD; Tri-County Bank; United Health Services, Inc.; and Williams & Associates, Inc.
PICTURED: The Tree of Shining Love event recognized the education community and paid special tribute to Marlette Community Schools in observance of their 125th anniversary. Pictured are past and current staff members of MCS (left to right) Ken Babich, Carleen Foster, Fred Mroczek, Jeriann Patterson, Duane Lange, Joanne Thompson and Jill Thomas.