CONYERS – Piedmont Rockdale Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary invites the community to attend the Love Light Tree celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital Building A atrium. This year’s celebration will feature signer Theresa Hamm-Smith, the Rockdale Youth Orchestra, dancer Jaida Brown, and a special message delivered by hospital chaplain Fred Johns.

The Love Light program was started by the hospital’s volunteer auxiliary in the 1980s as a way for community members to express sympathy, esteem, or appreciation for friends or loved ones. A gift to the Love Light program creates a lasting impact by enhancing health care services available to the community.

To learn more about the Piedmont Rockdale Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, or for information on how to become a volunteer at Piedmont Rockdale, please visit


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