Grinch Tops Holiday Spirit in Business Services Decorating Contest
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
January 12, 2011
Anyone who happened by Business Services during the month of December witnessed the spirit of the season in full bloom—or, as was the case in Kim Bellio’s office, full Dr. Seuss display.
Bellio, assistant director of Business Services, filled her office with near life-size figures of the Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, and Lucy Loo Hoo, along with smaller Seuss characters, to take first place in the “Most Wow Effect’ category of this year’s decorating contest.
Kim Bellio, assistant director of Business Services.
Judy Muller, director of Business Services, won “Most Artistic” for her bird-themed display. Muller used branches, small wooden birdhouses and birds she made from yarn to create her look. Bellio’s daughter, Kristen Bellio, won “Most Beautiful” for the display she made with greens, ribbons, and blubs.
A gingerbread house fire station was made by Earleen Fernald’s great niece. Dottie Robertson’s office looked like a big present, wrapped in paper and bows. And snowmen of assorted sizes lined the counter of Sherryl Patterson’s office.
The decorating contest began three years ago.
“We started decorating our areas to bring a bit more of the holiday fun for our customers to enjoy while they visited our offices and for the employees to have fun with it, too,” Bellio says.
The entire department showed their spirit the week before Christmas by dressing in holiday attire.
Kristen Bellio won “Most Beautiful.”