Rome Twigs hold annual fall dinner

Published Oct 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Rome Twigs held their annual fall dinner meeting at Delta Lake Inn on Oct. 4. Lilac Twig hosted the event.

The Twigs, a not-for-profit organization started in 1907 to sew supplies for the Old Rome Hospital, has a long-standing tradition of dedicated support to the Rome Memorial Hospital and its mission.

President Jackie Keys introduced distinguished guests, including David Lundquist, Rome Memorial Hospital CEO; Patti King, hospital vice president of continuum care; Becky D’Auito and Amy Gifford of the Rome Hospital Foundation; and Juliana Chrysler and Sue Loguidice, hospital volunteer coordinators.

Also introduced and welcomed were the new members of the reinstated Juniper Twig.

Jeannette Reid, chair of the Twig Hours Committee announced individual Twig members and noted their volunteer hours.

Reid also remembered the Twig members who have passed away in the last six months. Treasurer Elizabeth Stevens will contribute monies from the
general fund to the memorial fund in honor of the deceased members.

Keys noted the relocation of the Rome Twigs’ Gift Shop to the area adjacent to the hospital lobby while Martha Burke, the gift shop chair, and her committee were praised for “the very successful re-opening.” 

Following the dinner meeting, members were entertained with a medley of musical favorites performed by the Broadway Babes’ members Twyla Edwards, Linda Slavin, and Jill Smith.

The Twigs invite the public to attend the annual Tree of Lights tree lighting ceremony, on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the hospital.

Refreshments, entertainment and viewing of the memorial scrolls will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the rooftop tree at 7 p.m.

Anyone wishing to include loved ones or friends to be honored or memorialized on the scrolls, can do so by picking up donation cards at the gift shop and the hospital reception desk, donating $5 per name, and submitting it to Heather Twig in care of the Rome Memorial Hospital, Rome Twigs officials announced.