2019 Lights for Life
Our 37th Annual LIGHTS FOR LIFE Celebration is the perfect opportunity for you to honor and remember the special people who have touched your lives.
For a contribution of $10 per light, you may designate a bulb on a tree at Fauquier Hospital and Fauquier Springs Country Club during the holiday season in honor or memory of a friend or family member. Even if you don't wish to recognize a specific person, we will gratefully accept donations, all of which enable us to support health care scholarships for local high school students, a community grant-giving program, and ongoing community health-related projects.
Our 2019 "Top of the Tree" honorees are the nine Fauquier County Fire and EMS companies. These brave first responders provide dedicated and selfless service to our community. Please help us honor the first responders by making a donation of $10 per light.
Please complete the enclosed donation form and return it, with payment, in the enclosed envelope. Or submit your donations and honorees online at fauquierhospitalauxiliary.org/lights-for-life/. All donations received by November 8, 2019 will be acknowledged in our LIGHTS FOR LIFE souvenir booklet.
2018 Lights for Life "Top of the Tree" Honoree, Mr. Wilbur 'Will' Heflin
Mr. Wilbur L. "Will" Heflin is a retired pharmacist who previously owned and operated the independent Remington Drug Company for 43 years. His Drug Company has been recognized as the oldest one in Fauquier County and Virginia Piedmont region north of the Rapidan River in which he proudly served the following communities: Remington, Warrenton, Culpeper, Catlett, Elkwood, Midland, Opal, Jeffersonton, Casanova, Calverton and many others!
In 1944, after the death of their father, Wilbur and Robbie and their mother moved to Remington to be closer to family. They lived in the apartment above the drug store. Wilbur, the eldest of the 2 brothers, first started working at Remington Drug Company washing dishes. His admiration for his uncle, Evan H. Ashby and his interest in the pharmacy grew as he watched his uncle operate the store and share his wisdom.
After graduating from Warrenton High School in 1957, he attended the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology. He owned his first pharmacy in Moscow, Idaho and later moved to Remington in 1972 where he purchased the Remington Drug Company from his Uncle Evan.
Wilbur is well known and remembered for his civic, charitable and generous giving to all he served. He served as the Mayor of Remington, served on the Board of Supervisors, Lee District and the Fauquier Hospital Board. He is an active member of the Remington Baptist Church. It was important to him as a business owner and pharmacist that his customers always received the best quality of service that he could possibly provide. He made sure they received their medicine even when they may have been a little short on finances.