Grande Illumination Supports Care Fund

LEWISBURG – Albright Care Services recently held its 18th annual Grande Illumination at RiverWoods, an event which raised $20,500 for the Benevolent Care Fund.  The fund is used to cover the healthcare needs of residents who have outlived their financial resources.

The event provides the opportunity for donors to honor and remember loved ones by sponsoring a luminary. Nearly 1,000 luminaries were lit across the RiverWoods campus on two nights last month.  More than 40 community volunteers helped to place and light luminaries throughout the campus under the guidance of RiverWoods residents and the assistance of staff. Volunteers included groups from: Meadowbrook Christian School, Milton; Witmer’s United Methodist Church, Port Trevorton; St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Lewisburg; Mifflinburg United Methodist Church and Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary Club.

A dessert reception was held for donors and volunteers, as well as those who were honored with luminaries, which included music by a jazz trio consisting of Steve Adams, Bill Stetz and Tom James. Since 1999, Grande Illumination has raised $223,000 for seniors in need.  To learn more about Albright Care Services and living and care options available at RiverWoods and Albright LIFE Lycoming in Williamsport, visit


From left, Abbey Scheckter and Caroline Scheckter (with BunBun the rabbit), pose for a photo with their grandmother and great grandmother, respectively, RiverWoods resident Dorothy Noyce. The three gathered to enjoy the 18th annual Grande Illumination reception at RiverWoods. Grande Illumination raised $20,500 for the Benevolent Care Fund through the lighting of nearly 1,000 luminaries thanks to the help of volunteers and donors.


Meadowbrook Christian School students are greeted by RiverWoods residents and Sue Jamison, director of the annual fund, Albright Care Services.  The students recently came to RiverWoods to partner with residents in setting out nearly 1,000 luminaries across the RiverWoods campus as part of Grande Illumination, an event which raised more than $20k in funds for benevolent care, used to support residents who have outlived their financial resources.