Dec. 23 was a very busy day at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg with the distribution of candy canes and the awarding of two football pocketbooks autographed by two former West Virginia University football players.
Employee's children Alexee Mongold, Kelsey Harper, Kensey Harper, Clayton Eye, Mason Eye, Sierra Arbaugh and Tiffany Dodd were the "Candy Cane Kids" for the day and gave out candy and the candy cane story to visitors, patients and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The first two visitors who entered the front lobby of the hospital at 2 p.m. were asked to draw for the two pocketbooks.
‘CANDY CANE KIDS’ — GMH children who served as “Candy Cane Kids” are, front row, from left, are Kensey Harper, Sierra Arbaugh and Mason Eye; back row, Alexee Mongold, Kelsey Harper, Tiffany Dodd and Clayton Eye.
Sylvia Sites of Petersburg won the football pocketbook signed by WVU wide receiver Zachary Abraham (1991-1994) and Norma Markwood of Moorefield won the pocketbook signed by WVU linebacker Reed Williams (2005-2008).
Both of the day's activities were under the direction of the GMH activity department.