On Thursday evening, St. Joseph Hospital held our annual tree lighting. The wet weather did not dampen the spirits of those gathered to light the tree and greet Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty and Elsa. The blessing was given by Joseph Walters, Director of Pastoral Care and Ihab Ibrahim, V.P. Patient Safety and Clinical Development welcomed everyone who braved the elements to start the countdown. A huge thank you to the Bethpage Fire Department for providing the special Santa Train. Treats of hot chocolate and cookies were enjoyed while waiting on line to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Attendees were dancing to the DJ music with Santa and the characters, until Santa had to say “Goodnight”, as there was still work to be done at the North Pole. We thank all who attended, and wish you all a Blessed Holiday!