Decked-Out Holiday Doors at Loudoun

The grand champion— the Writing Center.

Nineteen offices participated in Loudoun’s annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest. The purpose of this contest is to spread the “Spirit of Season” throughout the Campus and centers. Faculty and staff served as judges by voting for their favorite door. Each participating office received a “Spirit Award” certificate, and there were three top place winners.

The first place winner - Campus Police.

The grand champion award went to the Writing Center for the dueling Scrabble game between the Grinch and Santa Claus, with the end result being Merry Christmas displayed in 34 languages on the game board. Winners received a breakfast basket from the Corner Bakery.

When Dan Jenkins of the writing center was asked about the contest, he said, “I saw teamwork at its finest and felt the spirit of compassion, of giving, and of love at work when I saw my coworkers working together.”

The first place winner went to the Campus Police. They created a door with a Gingerbread Man keeping the peace. They won a gift basket of goodies. The second place winner was the Business Office for their Happy Holidays door. As a prize, they received a gift box of candies.

The contest was planned and implemented by the following individuals: Kathleen Blair, Dania Daniel, Frank DeLeon, Beverly Ellerbe, Amber Harmony, Gert Heslin, Linda Karol, Tiffney Laing, Anne Lilly, Dorothy Richardson, Suzanne Snyder and Barbara Tyler, chair. The contest enlivened the doorways of the Campus and inspired the whole Loudoun community to extend the spirit of joy and teamwork.

To know more about Jenkins’ thoughts about the contest, read his blog posting in The NOVA Chronicle.