Events

2023 Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday November 28, 2023

5:30 pm

Aspirus Riverview Hospital, 410 Dewey St., Wisconsin Rapids

2023 Lights of Love Will Shine through the Holidays

For the 22nd consecutive year, the Aspirus Riverview Lights of Love will shine through the holiday season.

Located between Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Riverview Expressway in Wisconsin Rapids, the 2023 Lights of Love trees were lit during an outdoor ceremony on November 28.

Aspirus Riverview Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to our community business supporters: Solarus, WFHR 1320 AM/WIRI 97.5 FM, and Ritchay & Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Homes.

Thank you as well to our Lights of Love volunteers, the Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School 6th grade students who wrote essays and their teachers, the Wisconsin Rapids Grove Elementary School 3rd-5th grade choir and their directors, Pastor Milt Van Natta, and Amber Holmes and Brian Kief from Aspirus Riverview Hospital.

Congratulations to our 2023 student essay winners, who wrote about "The Greatest Thing to Give." They are Ada Pluess, Vivian Zachar, Mason Scheuneman and Mykah Wettstein.

About Lights of Love

A community tradition since 2001, you can celebrate loved ones by purchasing Lights of Love in their honor/memory. All proceeds go to support initiatives focused on our community’s greatest health needs, including substance abuse, behavioral/mental health, food systems, and cancer. Lights of Love may be purchased year-round, with donors listed on the following year's donor list.

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View 2023 Lights of Love Donor List

Listen to WFHR/WIRI's broadcast of the 2023 Tree Lighting Ceremony