Flower Arrangement of the Year

This may be a little unusual for one of my blogs,  but look carefully at the flower arrangement designed by Patricia Taira of Mary’s Flowers and Gifts in Florence SC, to beautify an event I participated in this week for McLeod Health, a non-profit faith-based healthcare organization which services northern South Carolina.  The two boots,  the climbing rope and ice tool, buried amidst gorgeous flowers,  wins my designation for the Flower Arrangement of the Year. It dramatically reinforced the "reaching" theme of my presentation.

This wasn't the only special part of the evening. Founded in 1906, McLeod has a rich history of providing services to meet the healthcare needs of the region, including one of the Nation's largest and finest hospital-based health and fitness centers,  which my team and I had the opportunity to enjoy earlier in the afternoon. The 650 physicians and 6,000 employees of McLeod are VERY proud of their heritage.  I was impressed by the "family" spirit of the affair. And the amazing flower designs on every table, especially this one featured, were just the tip of the iceberg.