Monongahela Valley Hospital Lights-Up for the Holidays

(November 25, 2017 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital Lights-Up for the Holidays photo
Mia West and Emily Jackson (l. to r.) are joined by "Belle" to pull the switch to light up Monongahela Valley Hospital's campus.
On Monday, Nov. 20, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) flipped the switch on their holiday decorations. The 33rd Annual Light-Up Night had members of the community gathered around the MVH campus to watch the lighting of the two-story tree and several acres of decorations throughout campus.

"I look forward to this event every year because it truly is the start of the holiday season in the Mon Valley," said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH's president and CEO. "Light-Up Night is an opportunity for all of us to gather as a community. It is a time for our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers to welcome our friends, family and neighbors to enjoy fellowship on our campus."

The moment of illumination came when two lucky children, Emily Jackson and Mia West, flipped the giant switch to turn on all of the lighted decorations. The children were chosen at random from among MVH employees' children and grandchildren, ages 5 to 10.

The Ringgold High School Razz-Ma-Tazz entertained the crowd before the lights were turned on. The festivities continued when Mr. and Mrs. Claus made a visit to the hospital's campus bringing a toy for all the children in attendance.

Throughout the evening, members of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. sold baked goods and hot dogs. All of the spectacular interior and exterior decorations were produced by Joseph's Nursery and Garden Center in Monessen.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Lights-Up for the Holidays photo
A photo taken from atop Monongahela Valley Hospital's parking garage showcases the colorful holiday decorations.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Lights-Up for the Holidays photo
Visitors of all ages enjoyed having their photo taken with "Frosty the Snowman."

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