Tripler judges, gives holiday baskets

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Photo by Stephanie Rush | Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

Photo by Stephanie Rush | Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

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HONOLULU — Christie Thies (above), credentials and certificates specialist, Department of Nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center, helped judge Thanksgiving baskets on presentation, originality and holiday spirit in the TAMC Anuenue Café, here, Nov. 15.

HONOLULU — Col. Carlette Toft, director, OB/GYN Nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center, helps judge Thanksgiving baskets on presentation, originality and holiday spirit in the Anuenue Café, TAMC, here, Nov. 15. (Photo by Stephanie Rus | Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs)

HONOLULU — Col. Carlette Toft, director, OB/GYN Nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center, helps judge Thanksgiving baskets on presentation, originality and holiday spirit in the Anuenue Café, TAMC, here, Nov. 15. (Photo by Stephanie Rus | Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs)

The competition, which was organized by the Junior Officer Council, invited all clinics, departments and offices to put together baskets containing canned goods, nonperishable food items, table decorations, utensils and anything else a family would need to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Twenty-one units and offices participated, creating 25 holiday gift baskets.

The top four baskets each went to a Soldier and his or her family, and the remaining 21 baskets were given to families within local communities across the island. The Junior Officer Council worked with the Hawaii Foodbank to find families, and the executive board personally delivered the baskets to each family.

The top four baskets were created by the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the General Surgery Unit, the Mother Baby Unit and the OB-GYN Unit.

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Category: Army Community Covenant, Community, Community Relations, Observances

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