WMH Auxiliary

Our hospital’s Auxiliary, close to 200 members strong, has been in existence in some form even before the hospital was christened in 1920. A group of women began raising money for a community hospital and eventually saw it built. Their fundraising continues and takes on many exciting forms — from the annual Mistletoe Ball to operating two second hand shops, the Other Shop in Honesdale and the Other Shop 2 in Hawley. Other events during the year have included tribute concerts and antique and garage sales.  The Auxiliary also runs the hospital gift shop, The Gift Box.



Love Lites

This year’s Love Lites Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

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. The

Memory Book containing the names of the loved ones and the donors is

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 2021 Love Lites “Memory Book”  which includes honorariums and memorials.

In Memory of — pages 1 – 48

In Honor of —  4 pages starting at page 49

Index- Alphabetized — starts at page 53





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


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