KRMC offers sales of bulbs for its Tree of Lights

Kingman Regional Medical Center has a different sort of holiday idea for area residents – purchase of one or more bulbs on its Tree of Lights.

"Anyone purchasing a bulb for $5 gets his or her name on our registry and our Web page," said Marty Cowan, the KRMC Foundation director.

"With names being posted on the Web, you can buy a gift for someone out of town and we'll e-mail them and make them aware their name is on the Web.

"If a civic organization buys a bulb, we notify the national chapter of their commitment to health care in the community."

Money raised from the sale of bulbs goes to the hospital's hospice program.

The Tree of Lights at KRMC began 14 years ago as an idea of Mary Lovitz, who works in the medical records department.

It was an annual event in her hometown in Wisconsin for years before she moved here, Cowan said.

The first lighting this season was on Nov.

29 with 30 bulbs.

As of Wednesday morning the tree contained 180 bulbs, Cowan said.

Up to 400 bulbs can be lit on the Tree of Lights.

Anyone wishing to purchase bulbs may contact Cowan at 757-0664.

The tree will be lit nightly on the east side of the hospital facing Stockton Hill Road through Jan.

2.