Tom Schwechel, one of the custodians in CVTC’s Health Education Center (HEC), used items that normally would end up in the landfill to create holiday decorations. Some of the repurposed items he used included plastic food cartons, cardboard tubes from exam room paper, small plastic boxes from the nurses’ pins, and containers that were used in packaging dental instruments. The items were wrapped in either colored cellophane or festive holiday paper.
Tom also used some of his personal items in some of the decorating, and one arrangement in particular holds sentimental value. “The scale is from my great grandfather’s store and is 100 years old,” commented Tom. (The scale is pictured in the arrangement below.)
In addition to decorating two trees, Tom added “candy” garland to the stair rail and decorated the curved hallway that leads from the dental clinic to the UW Family Practice Clinic.
HEC staffer Cheryl Risler said that many people entering the building comment on the holiday decorations and how they add to spirit of the season.
For other photos of the HEC decorations, visit CVTC’s Facebook page.