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Garden Clubs Bring Holiday Cheer to RMC Family

12/7/2017



   
  Members of Dogwood Club - St. Matthews, (from left) Ann Shuler, Jane Felder and Johnnie Smith, decorated the Christmas tree located in the admitting/registration entrance lobby.   Shirley Dibble of Dibble’s Landscaping and Maintenance presents a holiday arrangement to RMC Physician Terry MacMath, MD, for the Medical Staff Department.
   
  Members of the Everblooming Garden Club – Orangeburg, (from left) John W. Scott and Dorothy Elmore, decorated the Christmas tree in the fourth floor visitors’ elevator lobby.   . From left: Cheryl Lawson, Cheryl Baugh, Freda Earley and Crystol Brown, members of the Palmetto Gardeners – Orangeburg, decorated the Christmas tree in the annex building.
   
  From left: Amanda Avildsen, Pat Heape and Judy Bull, members of the Camellia Garden Club – Cameron, decorated the Christmas tree located third floor visitors’ elevator lobby.   Members of Dogwood Garden Club – Orangeburg, (from left) Pam Reynolds, Becky Wienges and Roxie Milhouse, decorated the Christmas tree in the main visitors’ lobby.
   
   Representing the Elloree Garden Club, (from left) Tommie Crim and Vonnette Bailey decorated the Christmas tree in the second floor visitors’ elevator lobby.   Members of the Magnolia Garden Club – Orangeburg, (from left) Ethel Albergotti, Barbara McComb, Judy Weathers and Theresa Marshall, decorated the Christmas tree in the same day surgery lobby.
   
  Members of the Hoe ’N Hope Garden Club – Orangeburg, (from left) Ruth Way, Mary Fanning and Shirley Dibble, decorated the tree in the Emergency Department lobby.   From left: Stephanie O’Cain, Sally Heidebrecht, Carol Bess and Linda McGannon, members of Verdant Garden Club - Orangeburg, pose next to their decorated tree in the Mabry Center for Cancer Care.
   
  Members of the Dirt Dabblers - Bamberg decorated the Christmas tree in the RMC Urgent Care – Bamberg lobby. Not pictured: Janis Steedly, Hope Braxton, Dianne Morrell, Joyce Searson, Ginnie Bowes, Nancy Foster, Dinah Magno, Mary Hayes, Ursula Price, Sharon King and Glenda Barton.  
       
       
Area garden clubs recently brought holiday cheer to the Regional Medical Center by decorating Christmas trees in lobbies and other public areas throughout the hospital.

For the past 36 years, local garden clubs have dedicated their time, creativity and resources in decorating Christmas trees for the hospital. The tradition began in 1981 following the construction of the new hospital building. Each garden club spends months planning for their decorations.

Ten garden clubs participated in the holiday decorating at RMC this year. The participating garden clubs and the respective location of their trees include Palmetto Gardeners - Orangeburg, annex building lobby; Dogwood Garden Club - Orangeburg, main visitors’ entrance lobby; Verdant Garden Club - Orangeburg, Mabry Center for Cancer Care lobby; Dogwood Club - St. Matthews, admitting/registration entrance lobby; Hoe ’N Hope Garden Club - Orangeburg, Emergency Department lobby; Magnolia Garden Club - Orangeburg, same day surgery entrance lobby; Elloree Garden Club – second floor visitors’ elevator lobby; Camellia Garden Club - Cameron, third floor visitors’ elevator lobby; Everblooming Garden Club – Orangeburg, fourth floor visitors’ lobby; and Dirt Dabblers – Bamberg, RMC Urgent Care - Bamberg lobby. Dibble’s Landscaping and Maintenance provided a holiday arrangement for the Medical Staff Department.

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