|Tillie Winder admires the poinsettia local businesses gave away at the Emery County Care and Rehab Center.|
The spirit of the season is giving and give is what local businesses have done. An idea to spread a little cheer to local rest homes was started by the Eastern Utah Broadcasting system, which includes KOAL, KRPX and K98.3 radio stations, Gordon's Nursery and Floral and ECI-Electrical Contractors, Inc.
They teamed up to bring a bit of holiday color to the lives of residents of local nursing homes and care centers. On Dec. 11, Paul Anderson and Santa's helpers delivered poinsettias to the Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ferron.
The residents all expressed their surprise at the special delivery. Resident Clyde Cox said, "Look at the pretty flowers."
Merlin Black said, "How nice of them to do this for all of us."
Maggie Hansen never at a loss for words said, "How special this makes us feel." She directed those delivering the flowers to make sure they made it around to each room.
Anderson said, "We hope to do this every year. We are delivering 250 poinsettias to the area care centers."
Along with each poinsettia plant was a card which listed those who donated the flower. Each card said, "May the wondrous spirit of Christmas fill your heart today."
And the wondrous spirit did fill the halls and rooms of the care center as the flowers will brighten the rooms and hearts of the residents for weeks to come.
The residents expressed their thanks for the beautiful flowers and the surprise delivery.