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Volunteers decorate hospital Christmas tree


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Mary Lu Fouts, Ann Sharp and Dee Black help with the bottom portion of the tree, and Darlene Byrd adds decorations to the top.
Mary Lu Fouts, Ann Sharp and Dee Black help with the bottom portion of the tree, and Darlene Byrd adds decorations to the top.

Submitted photo by Laura Hurt.
Submitted photo by Laura Hurt.


Decorating your family Christmas tree might feel like a production, but we’re guessing it didn’t involve a scissor lift — unlike these hospital volunteers’ efforts. It took six volunteers four hours to decorate the Christmas tree in the front lobby of Columbus Regional Hospital.

The tree at Columbus Regional Hospital required two ladders — plus that scissor lift — to be sure all sides of the 17-foot-tall tree are festive.

Fully decked out, the tree contains:

160 feet of stringed lights — that’s 1,200 bulbs

350 ornaments

225 red-and-green sprigs and gold leaves

60 feet of gold-leaf garland

The hospital’s volunteer floral design group also made wreaths and swags for the railings of the second floor and cafeteria, said Volunteer Services Director Laura Hurt.

“It is a big production that takes great team effort,” Hurt said. “We are proud to be able to help our hospital provide a healing and comforting environment to our patients, their families and our staff during the holidays.”

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