Bicknell, Timmins to co-chair Love Light Trees campaign

Community members are invited to be a part of the 28th annual Love Light Trees ceremony at MidMichigan Medical Center–Clare on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Co-chairing this year’s event are Daniel J. Timmins, former Medical Center board member and Firstbank community bank president–Clare and Wendy Bicknell of the Medical Center in Clare.


“I am truly humbled and honored to serve as co-chair with Wendy for Love Light Trees, a symbol of hope and love,” Timmins said. “Love Light Trees represents the strength of our community and its continued support of our Medical Center . Please join me and be a part of this heartfelt cause with your generous contribution in honor of your friends and family.”


Gifts from this year’s Love Light Trees will be applied toward the purchase of a Cardiac Assessment System for exercise testing. The system will provide physician specialists important information on how the heart responds during diagnostic stress testing for heart disease.

Those who participate in Love Light Trees by making a donation to the Medical Center in Clare may use their gift to recognize family and friends.


 Donors who attend the Dec. 4 lighting ceremony will receive candles to be lit during the evening’s program in recognition of the lives they represent. Recipients will then be able to keep their candles. Lights placed on the evergreen trees located at the Medical Center will symbolize all gifts made to the project.

The public is invited to attend the Love Light Trees lighting ceremony. The program will include the illumination of the Love Light Trees by Ken Cooper, employee of MidMichigan Medical Center–Clare; an invocation by Jim Young, pastor of The Church of the Nazarene, Clare; entertainment by Mallory McDowell, Jamie Schlafley, and St. Cecilia pre-school students; as well as the candle lighting ceremony, holiday music, a visit from Santa and refreshments

Those who would like more information or wish to donate to the Love Light Trees program may call (989) 802-5099 or visit