WMH Auxiliary

Love Lites 

The Love Lites project originated in 1991 as an Auxiliary fund raising project

but also as a service to the community in providing a way to remember or

honor loved ones during the Christmas holiday season. By the symbolic

lighting of the lights on the trees outdoors at Wayne Memorial Hospital for

our community to see every day throughout the season, we are reminded of

the love and caring of family and friends.

The outdoor ceremony consists of a member of the clergy blessing the

Memory Book and features appropriate Christmas music performed by

members of St. Tikhon’s choir and the Honesdale High School chorus. The

short ceremony is followed by light refreshments in the hospital cafeteria. The

Memory Book containing the names of the loved ones and the donors will be

displayed in the hospital lobby from the day the trees are lit until the end of

the first week in January and are posted below.

The new trees in front of the hospital are lit this year..


Click on the link below to view the Love Lites “Memory Book.”

Love Lites2020 Memory/Honor Book

Love Lites Memory Book 2019

Love Lites 2019 In Honor Of


Click on the link below to view the Love Lites “Memory Book.”

Love Lites Memory Book 2018

Click on the link below to view Love Lites “In Honor Of”

Love Lites 2018 In Honor Of



The Concert Committee is thrilled to announce the 7th Annual Concert will be Jim Curry’s Tribute to John Denver.

It is a re-markable coincidence that Jim’s natural voice and looks are so similar to John Denver. In fact, it was Jim Curry who was selected for the off-camera singing voice in the TV movie “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story” after John’s untimely death. Jim has continued to deliver the popular songs of John Denver celebrating the natural beauty of the earth and positive messages of love and humanity. Think “Rocky Mountain High,” Annie’s Song,” Take Me Home Country Roads.” This is a concert you won’t want to miss!

The date is September 8, 2019 and the venue is the Woodloch Heritage Night Club. Doors open at 3 pm and the concert is 4-6 pm. Joan Buehl (570-226-9750) will again be the ticket master. Mark your calendars! Who doesn’t need some ‘Sunshine on my Shoulder’?


The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presents Best of the Eagles concert at Woodloch Pines Resort Night Club on Sunday, September 23 from 4pm to 6pm. Doors open at 3pm, open seating and cash bar. For tickets of information, call Katy 570-647-6427 or Joan 570-226-9750. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the ongoing expansion of Wayne Memorial Hospital. www.bestoftheeagles.com

Mahoney Brothers Concert

The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is one of the strongest healthcare auxiliary organizations in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to work with the Board of Trustees, its authorized committees and Wayne Memorial Health System’s Chief Executive Officer to further public relations, provide volunteer services within Wayne Memorial Health System and its subsidiary corporations and to raise funds for the enhancement of healthcare.

The Auxiliary’s 200-plus members operate the hospital’s gift shop, The Gift Box,* as well as two thrift shops, The Other Shop in Honesdale and The Other Shop II in Hawley. By organizing numerous events during the year, the Auxiliary raises money for the hospital while giving back to the community. The Auxiliary’s biggest events include the annual Love Lites ceremony, the Mistletoe Ball and a fall concert series showcasing a tribute band. Throughout the year, the Auxiliary also has vendor sales at the hospital– selling jewelry, chocolates, uniforms and more.

The proudest moment for the Auxiliary was in 2005 when it became the largest contributor to the hospital’s capital campaign, Operation Vital Signs, which earned the Auxiliary the right to have the Imaging Center named the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Women’s Imaging Center. The Auxiliary has followed up with other significant donations towards specific projects, notably providing funds to help launch a mobile mammography van, the building of a heliport and new equipment for the cardiac rehabilitation program. The Auxiliary’s most recent goal is to fund the Rauland Responder 5 Nurse Call System.

.The Auxiliary is a great way to meet people and help a good cause at the same time.  As its members will attest, “It can also be a lot of fun!”

  •  The Auxiliary’s hospital-based gift shop has reopened for business in the new lobby of the new tower. The Gift Box is fully stocked with snacks, gift items including a large selection of baby items, flowers and miscellaneous items.  It’s also the place to get a hot cup of coffee


Qualification for membership in the organization shall be in sympathy with the purposes of the organization and willingness to work towards its accomplishments. Prospective members are welcome at any meeting.

Here are the types of members in the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

  1. Active members shall pay  annual dues of $5 per year and participate in the active service programs of the Auxiliary.
  2. Associate members shall pay annual dues of $15 per year but shall not be required to actively participate.
  3. Honorary members have served as active members of the Auxiliary for 35 years and may have the option of not paying dues.


Dues are $5 a year.


To become a member of the WMH Auxiliary, contact Membership Chair Joan Buehl at (570) 226-9750 or print out the following application form Auxiliary Membership Form and mail to:

Joan Buehl, 506 Covered Bridge Drive, Lakeville, PA 18438


Paces Newsletter

(formerly Keeping In Touch)

This year’s LoveLites Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Click on this link to view a list of those remembered or honored by the LoveLites in 2016.

Love Lites Memory Book2016