Around Ravenna: UH Celebration of Lights will recognize loved ones again this holiday season

The Auxiliary of University Hospitals Portage Medical Center invites you to remember others this holiday season by supporting its 35th annual community tradition.

Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Homes made its annual donation to the event. On hand for the check presentation are UH Portage Auxiliary members seated, from left, Jeanne Tondiglia and Kathy Pangallo, and standing, Angie Reedy and Norma Welling, with Ron Spicer and Brad Crislip of Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Home.

UH is happy to announce that this year’s Celebration of Lights ceremony will be in-person with a mask requirement while in the building.

The ceremony will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 at UH Portage Medical Center, 6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, with music of the season at 6:30 p.m. and a Reflection Ceremony at 7 p.m., followed by a reception in the hospital main lobby.

Recognition opportunities include:

  • $100-$200 “Walk of Trees” – personalized outdoor metal tree recognition
  • $60 “Keepsake Angel” – personalized ornament recognition
  • $5 “Light a Light” – on the hospital grounds recognition

All recognitions will be displayed prominently in the hospital’s outer lobby windows from Dec. 7 to Jan. 2, as well as published in a Remembrance Booklet.

To request coupons for recognition, call the Auxiliary office at 330-297-2594.

Celebration of Lights is the Auxiliary’s largest fundraising event, directly supporting its efforts to improve patient care and services at UH Portage Medical Center.

Spaghetti dinners are back at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 W. Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Join them as they resume their monthly dinners, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in the social hall.

Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, beverages and dessert.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and children 4 and younger eat free.

Dinners are open to the public and carry-out orders will be available.

Call Angie Reedy at 330-297-7228 with your Ravenna news.

Angie Reedy
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