Decorating contest boosts moralePublished 8:30pm Monday, December 16, 2013
Social workers in Selma took a brief break from work Monday to indulge in the Christmas spirit.
Christian Services for Children in Alabama, a social work agency, held a Christmas decorating competition for its employees, offering small monetary prizes for the most creatively decorated workspace.
Eight of the company’s 12 employees participated, covering cubicle walls in wrapping paper, adding inflatable Santa Claus or placing Christmas toys around the office.
Executive director Cynthia McMillan said she started the competition to give employees a break from an often stressful work schedule.
“Our staff is usually out in the field dealing with children or families who may have limited resources,” McMillan said. “What we do is very stressful. It’s a chance to get everyone in the spirit of Christmas.”
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley judged the competition and said she focused on creativity and originality.
The third place award went to the front desk. The second place award went to Sabrina Underwood and Latisha Lee won the competition.