The Mahnomen Health annual Lights of Love event is a heartwarming tradition that brings joy, reflection, and community spirit during the holiday season. This cherished gathering unites residents and the community to honor and remember loved ones.
Lights of Love is a meaningful fundraiser for our community. For a $5 donation, individuals and organizations can honor and remember a loved one by purchasing a light that will be placed on our tree for the tree lighting ceremony. These donations directly support Mahnomen Health Care Center’s activity department, ensuring all residents receive joy and special moments throughout the holiday season.
It is a highlight of the year for not only community members but for staff who have loved our residents like family. A time of reflection, remembrance, shared love and laughter, as well as tears and memories. 100% of the donations are used for the residents’ activities and restorative health care. It is comforting to know that the donation I’ve given in memory of my family will provide joy and continued activity services which are so necessary for the health of our elders.Monica W.
On November 30 at 6 pm, the Mahnomen community will gather for a special evening featuring Christmas carols, an opening speech, and the tree lighting ceremony. Father blesses the tree, a collective prayer is shared, and the names of those remembered are read aloud. The event concludes with more carols, conversations, refreshments, and cookies.
A Tradition for Everyone
Lights of Love started over 25 years ago and has since been a symbol of hope, love, and community. Originally held by the auxiliary the event has since transitioned to the Mahnomen Health Care Center, where it continues to touch hearts annually. Despite changes, including the move from an outdoor evergreen tree to an artificial one indoors, the essence of the event remains intact.
This remembrance celebration is not exclusive to Mahnomen locals or residents at Mahnomen Health Care Center — it extends a warm welcome to participants from anywhere. We encourage you to join us, share in the joy, and bring others along to create lasting memories at Lights of Love.
Making a Donation
A donation to Lights of Love is $5 and can be paid in person to our Activity Director or registration staff. Alternatively, you can make a donation through our online payment portal using “Lights of Love” in the invoice line.