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HVCH Community Holiday Affair Dec. 14

LOGAN – Hocking Valley Community Hospital will host its 1st Annual Community Holiday Affair in celebration of its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

“This is sure to be one of the largest community events this season,” said CEO and President Julie Stuck.

Community guests are invited to enjoy holiday carols performed in both indoor and outdoor settings. The entertainment includes:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Logan High School Chamber Singers
  • 5:30 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir
  • 6:00 p.m. – Sing-along carols at the Auxiliary Celebration of Lights Ceremony in the HVCH courtyard
  • 6:30 p.m. – Hocking County Children’s Chorus
  • 7:00 p.m. – Logan-Hocking Middle School Swing Choir

Those attending also will enjoy a gingerbread house competition exhibit with creations designed by local businesses and individuals. If you or your employer is interested in participating in this competition, click here.

Other art exhibits presented that evening include: Doodle Bugs Art Class, Logan Elementary Art Class, Can Do Creations through Hocking Valley Industries/Board of DD, Holiday Dried Herb Gifts/Décor Exhibit by Hocking County OSU Extension Office, Hocking County Family & Children First Council Photography Group and the Hocking Valley Photography Group.

This year, the HVCH Auxiliary’s Celebration of Lights will be held in conjunction with the Holiday Affair, with the tree lighting ceremony located in the hospital’s outdoor courtyard. For information on how to honor/memorialize a loved one during this ceremony, please contact Beth Bell at (740) 380-8154 or email

Children will have an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and drop it in the “Letters to Santa” mailbox. In partnership with The Logan Daily News, the hospital is an additional drop-off point for wish-list letters this year. Santa’s mailbox is located under the main front lobby canopy of the hospital and will remain there throughout the season to receive any last-minute letters.

Finally, children will not want to miss out on talking with Santa himself during the evening’s festivities. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras and take a picture of their child as time permits. Refreshments are provided.

“One might ask why a hospital is hosting a community holiday event. For many of us, our daily lives are full of hurriedness, stress and frustration, all things that can contribute to poor health,” Stuck said. “As the leading healthcare organization in our community, we consider hosting this event for families and friends to gather together and share a few moments of happiness in a safe location as one more way of nurturing the emotional health and well-being of our community. We are excited to share the upcoming holiday season together. This is one more example of how Hocking Valley Community Hospital is Leading the Way to a Healthier Community.”

Hocking Valley is a community non-profit hospital with an emergency department, urgent care and a wide variety of clinical, specialty and outpatient services. For more information, contact the Community Relations office at (740) 380-8336.