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WFUBMC to Hold Annual Star Lighting Service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Christmas star lighting and worship service Monday, Nov. 27 at 5:45 p.m. at the employee parking lot on Cloverdale Avenue across from the Shell gas station. The public is invited.

This unique outdoor service will be led by the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Sawyer, chaplain of Salem College, and will feature the Medical Center Chorale and the lighting of the star.

The 31-foot star is anchored to the roof of Wake Forest Baptist’s North Tower. It weighs 3,400 pounds and is constructed of 26 aluminum points attached to an octagonal-shaped center core. The eight- and 11-foot long points are covered with a vinyl-coated nylon mesh. A 150-watt floodlight illuminates each point. The star was constructed in 1992 by Cosco Sign Co. in Lexington and is believed to be one of the largest Moravian stars ever built.

For more information about the service, contact Paul Mullen, director of Church and Community Relations, at (336) 716-3027.

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Media Contacts: Barbara Evans, bevans@wfubmc.edu, (336) 716-6877; Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, or Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu, at 336-716-4587.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.


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