Lights of Love shine brightly at Vidant Beaufort

Published 7:33 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CHRISTMAS FAVORITES: Eastern Elementary School first graders from Olivia Burns and Monica Davis performed a variety of Christmas carols for a large audience during Vidant Beaufort Hospital’s Lights of Love event Tuesday evening. Music teacher Dawn Rockwell led the group in song. The event also featured the hospital’s annual tree lighting, a performance from the St. John’s Church of Christ Men’s Choir, recognition of Vidant Beaufort Hospital’s art contest winners and a visit from Santa Claus.

HO, HO, HO: Kids attending the Lights of Love celebration had the chance to visit with old St. Nick in the Vidant Beaufort Hospital lobby after the tree lighting ceremony. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

Lights of Love 2019 Art Contest Winners


  1. Gavin Everette— Eastern Elementary
  2. Avalynn Parrish – Chocowinity Primary School
  3. Emalie Howell— Terra Ceia Christian School

First Grade

  1. Ja’zariah Parker— Eastern Elementary School
  2. Laeleigh Jones— Chocowinity Primary School
  3. Adelyn Harris— Northeast Elementary

Second Grade

  1. Vincent Equils— Bath Elementary School
  2. Brooklyn Minton— Chocowinity Primary School
  3. America Avalos— John Cotton Tayloe

Third Grade

  1. Mason Bell— Terra Ceia Christian School
  2. Jayden Lamb— Northeast Elementary School
  3. Isabella Martin— SW Snowden

Fourth Grade

  1. Gabby Spruill— Bath Elementary
  2. Damionna Tyner—Chocowinity Primary School
  3. Alex Tellez Monter— John Small Elementary

Fifth Grade

  1. Hazy Murphy— John Small Elementary
  2. Kathryn Gautier— John Small Elementary
  3. Landon Sparks— Pungo Christian Academy

Best in Show

Awaad Nasser— S.W. Snowden

CHRISTMAS COLORS: Works of art lined the halls at Vidant Beaufort Hospital, with winners selected from each grade level. Here, a winning piece from Bath Elementary School second grader Vincent Equils shows a group of happy snowmen. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

BEST IN SHOW: Awaad Nasser, of S.W. Snowden Elementary School, earned the honor of Best in Show for his Christmas card depicting a happy little elf. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)