Volunteers help decorate the tree in the entrance of the Ponoka hospital Dec. 3.
Trim the tree: Teresa Turner of Direct Travel reaches out to place an ornament on the tree in the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre’s lobby on Nov. 27. The tree allows patients, residents and their families to enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season. Servus Credit Union donated the tree and the ornaments were donated by Direct Travel and Cruise Centre.Turner has been decorating the tree for several years, but this will be her last. In previous years, the ornaments were auctioned off as a fundraiser. Turner is retiring and Kahla Rakai is taking over. Kahla will meet with the group next year to discuss different options for the event and decide if they’ll include a fundraiser component. Photo by Emily Jaycox
The tree decorating volunteers pose for a photo in front of the completed tree. L-R: Amberlee Vleeming, Kahla Rakai, Lily Rakai (11), Teresa Turner and Ramona Joyes. Photo submitted
Ramona Joyes, left, and Kahla Rakai. Photo by Emily Jaycox
By Emily Jaycox