BBQ marks hospital tower’s 50th anniversary

On a snowy February day in 1965, a large crowd of Langley citizens gathered to welcome their new hospital building.

On Friday, June 12, a barbecue will be held at Langley Memorial Hospital grounds to celebrate the 50th anniversary of tha tower building. The event  runs from 3 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot, and will feature a live band, displays of hospital memorabilia and free parking. Tents will be provided in case of inclement weather, but it is not expected to snow that day.

On a snowy February day in 1965, a large crowd of Langley citizens gathered to welcome their new hospital building which had been years in the planning.

Two weeks later, 51 patients were moved from the existing cottage hospital to what is now known as Langley Memorial Hospital’s South Tower.

The celebration is being planned by the LMH South Tower 50th Anniversary Committee. It is sponsored by Dr. Elaine Mah of the LMH Medical Staff; LMH Auxiliary; LMH Foundation, LMH Heritage Committee, and LMH Administration and Volunteer Resources.