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December 07, 2011

CBT co-sponsors the Annual Love Light Program

Love Light Concert Ushers in “The Season”
CORNELIA, GEORGIA (December 7, 2011) Over 120 musicians of all ages entertained a capacity crowd as Community Bank & Trust and the Habersham Medical Center Auxiliary presented the 2011 Love Light Concert on Tuesday evening, December 6th, in the beautifully decorated sanctuary of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Called “an overwhelming success” by its organizers, this year’s holiday event continued a 36-year tradition of providing Christmas community choir programs for Community Bank & Trust and marked the twelfth year the bank and hospital auxiliary have co-sponsored the concert which ushers in the Christmas season for many Habersham Countians. This year’s concert, as in years past, benefited the HMC Foundation and proceeds from the Love Light campaign will be used to purchase new equipment for the Medical Center. The concert has become so popular and so well attended that the decision was made several years ago to move it from the bank’s Main Office lobby to the sanctuaries of area churches – perfect settings for the event that brings so many individuals and families together from across Northeast Georgia.
Those choirs, choruses, and instrumentalists performing excerpts from their Christmas musical programs before the large and enthusiastic audience included: Donna James who performed both piano and vocal selections, the Tallulah Falls School Hand Bell Choir, and the Mount Carmel Baptist Church Choir (pictured above).
Also, “Kip’s Crew” – the 4th and 5th grade chorus of Clarkesville Elementary School, the Bethlehem Baptist Celebration Choir, and the Habersham Singers from Habersham Central High School. The program concluded with an audience sing-a-long of traditional Christmas “favorites” – “White Christmas”, “Let There Be Peace on Earth”, and “Silent Night”.
“This event has become a tremendous way to showcase the extraordinary amount of talent in and around Habersham County and, at the same time, to benefit a most worthwhile cause. We are honored to sponsor this celebration with the Medical Center Auxiliary,” said Jeff Fulp, market president of Community Bank & Trust.
“Our thanks go out to those groups who performed and to Mount Carmel for the use of their beautiful facility. What would Christmas be without music, and the old familiar melodies and carols of the holiday season? Community Bank & Trust and the HMC Auxiliary are proud to help put folks into the holiday mood, and to show off the remarkable spirit of unity in our communities especially at Christmas,” according to Dick Dwozan, president of the Habersham Medical Center. “We also owe a tremendous ‘thank you’ to the planning committee for this event: April Reed, Carol Dill, Evelyn McClain, Linda Ramey, and Bill Loyd,” Dwozan concluded.

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