ROME, NY - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Rome Memorial Hospital.
The Rome Twigs held their annual Tree of Lights ceremony in front of the hospital's James Street entrance Sunday evening.
The tree, which sits atop the lobby roof, is used by the Twigs as a fundraiser for the hospital. Individuals were able to purchase a light on the tree for $5 in honor of, or remembrance of someone.
Susan Williams, who co-chaired the event, says this year's tree of lights is dedicated to the hard work and effort put forth by the employees of Rome Memorial Hospital.
"Though they won't take it. They'll often say, no our patients are having a much more difficult time than we are, but we still think it's a very good idea to say that we appreciate all that they've done this year."
Last year's Tree of Lights campaign raised more than $10,000 for the hospital to purchase new equipment.