Garden Clubs Bring Holiday Cheer to the Hospital


  From left, Ursula Price, Dianne Morrell, Lois Ann Gough, Nancy Foster Club President, Joyce Searson, Janice Steedly, Glenda Barton, Dinah Magno, Ginni Bowes of the Dirt Dabblers – Bamberg decorated the Christmas tree in RMC’s HEALTHPLEX Lobby.   Members of the Everblooming Garden Club – Orangeburg (from left), Carrie Nicholson, Beverly Pendarvis, John W. Scott, Dorothy Z. Elmore, Delores Rock, and Minnie Anderson, decorated the Christmas tree in the Annex Building Lobby.
  Members of the Magnolia Garden Club – Orangeburg (from left), Judy Weathers, Theresa Marshall, Ethel Albergotti and Barbara McComb, decorated the Christmas tree in the Fourth Floor Visitors’ Elevator Lobby.   Shirley Dibble of Dibble’s Landscaping and Maintenance presents a holiday arrangement for the Medical Staff Department to RMC Physician Assistant Paul Brown.
  Representing the Elloree Garden Club (from left) included Tommie Crim and Vonnette Bailey who decorated the Christmas tree in the Same Day Surgery Lobby.   From left, Judy Bull, Amanda Avildsen and Rosalind Carson, members of the Camellia Garden Club – Cameron, decorated the Christmas tree located Third Floor Visitors’ Elevator Lobby.
  Members of Dogwood Club – St. Matthews (from left), Jane Felder, Ann Shuler and Johnnie Smith, decorated the Christmas tree located in the Main Visitors’ Entrance Lobby.   From left, Linda McGannon, Sally Heidebrecht and Peggy Perrow, members of Verdant Garden Club – Orangeburg, pose next to their decorated tree in the Admitting/Patient Registration Lobby.
  Members of Dogwood Garden Club – Orangeburg (from left), Phyllis Wilson, Lynn Brock, and Bill and Sue Thomas, decorated the Christmas tree in the Mabry Center for Cancer Care. Not pictured: Sarah Shaffer.   From left, Cheryl Lawson, Crystal Brown, Cheryl Baugh, and Lillie Hamlon, members of the Palmetto Gardeners – Orangeburg, decorated the Christmas tree in the Cafeteria.
  Members of the Hoe ’N Hope Garden Club – Orangeburg (from left), Ruth Way, Pam Coleman and Mary Fanning, decorated the tree in the Emergency Department Lobby.   Members of the Azalea Garden Club – Orangeburg (from left), Susan Berry and Mary Santillanez, decorated the Christmas tree located in the Second Floor Visitors’ Elevator Lobby.

Area garden clubs recently brought holiday cheer to the Regional Medical Center by decorating Christmas trees in lobby areas and other public areas throughout the hospital.

For the past 35 years, local garden clubs have dedicated their time, creativity and resources in decorating Christmas trees for the hospital, a tradition that began after construction of the new hospital was completed in 1981. Each garden club contributes months of hard work in planning for their decorations.

Eleven garden clubs participated in the holiday decorating at RMC this year. The following is a list of participating garden clubs and the respective locations of their trees:

  • Dirt Dabblers – Bamberg, RMC HEALTHPLEX Lobby;
  • Everblooming Garden Club – Orangeburg, Annex Building Lobby;
  • Palmetto Gardeners – Orangeburg, Cafeteria;
  • Dogwood Garden Club – Orangeburg, the Mabry Center for Cancer Care;
  • Verdant Garden Club – Orangeburg, Patient Admitting/Registration Lobby;
  • Dogwood Club – St. Matthews, Main Visitors’ Entrance Lobby;
  • Hoe ’N Hope Garden Club – Orangeburg, Emergency Department Lobby;
  • Elloree Garden Club – Same Day Surgery Lobby;
  • Azalea Garden Club – Orangeburg, Second Floor Visitors’ Lobby;
  • Camellia Garden Club – Cameron, Third Floor Visitors’ Elevator Lobby;
  • Magnolia Garden Club – Orangeburg, Fourth Floor Visitors’ Elevator Lobby; and
  • Dibble’s Landscaping and Maintenance provided a holiday arrangement for the Medical Staff Department.

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