JPMC to host Angel Tree Ceremony
November 16, 2016 (Bartlesville,Okla) -- The public is invited to the campus of Jane Phillips Medical Center as the hospital again hosts The Salvation Army’s (TSA) annual Angel Tree and Kettle Kickoff ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 19. Held in the hospital’s main lobby, the event will mark the beginning of TSA’s yearly effort to make Christmas a special time for those in need.
Delivering this year’s special holiday message will be former Bartlesville mayor and current Voice of the Martyrs board chairman Harvey Little. After his remarks, Little will follow the long-standing tradition of selecting the very first angel which represents a needy boy or girl.
This year will be the ninth consecutive time the hospital has hosted the event.
JPMC spokesman and former TSA board chairman Mike Wilt said the hospital and The Salvation Army share similar missions and ministries.
“Both of our organizations were founded on the premise of action,” Wilt said. “There is a difference between believing and acting. Both JPMC and The Salvation Army are called to support those in need. Those of us who can act must act.”
The ceremony will also feature special holiday music performed by the Bartlesville High School Brass Quintet under the direction of Alex Claussen.
For more information about The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and Christmas Kettle program or to volunteer, call 918/336-6454.