Community invited to Spectrum’s 18th annual Tree Lighting

BIG RAPIDS — For the last 18 years, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital has presented the community with a Christmas tree shining brightly in front of the facility, welcoming patients with holiday cheer.

This year’s 18th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, on the corner of Oak Street and Winter Avenue.

Dr. Pusczak will be honored as the master tree lighter for his 50-year career and service to Big Rapids hospital and the community. The holiday celebration will include hot chocolate and cookies with Christmas carols led by Kathy Cooper’s fourth and fifth-grade choir from Riverview Elementary and Brookside Elementary schools. This year, the ceremony also will include a special performance by the Big Rapids High School Band (contingent on weather).

For more information about the event, contact Travis Kroll at (231) 592-4210 or


Posted by Karin Armbruster

Karin is the reporter for Osceola County’s Herald Review. She is the coordinator of the Health page, which runs in the weekend edition of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8382 or by e-mail at

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