Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Mineola High School concert signers continued to spread holiday cheer by singing at the 28th Winthrop-University tree lighting on Dec. 4.
The singers have become part of the hospital’s great holiday tradition under the direction of Meg Messina. Also part of the evening’s festivities were remarks by John F. Collins, Winthrop’s president and CEO, and Charles M. Strain, chairman of the board of directors at Winthrop.
“During the holidays, every home takes on a special beauty and special warmth,” said Collins. “This is also true of our home here at Winthrop.”
As the countdown to the tree lighting began, 4-year-old Chelsey Jimenez had an important job—turning on the switch to illuminate the magnificent Christmas tree. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed an array of refreshments in the hospital’s main lobby as the concert singers continued to spread holiday cheer, singing in various areas of the hospital for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.