USARHAW celebrates holiday creativity
December 9, 2010
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Greeting cards go hand-in-hand with the holidays, and on Army installations across Oahu, it's no different.
Well, maybe a little different.
Giant holiday cards measuring 4 feet by 8 feet have greeted residents, employees and visitors as they enter Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center since the 1990s.
U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu's Holiday Card Lanes and associated contests give units and organizations an opportunity to spread holiday cheer throughout the community in a really big way. The annual contests are open to all units, agencies and organizations on post.
"We have a lot of very talented and creative individuals within our units and organizations," said James Brown, director, Oahu North Community, about the artistic abilities of participants, past and present.
The holiday lane card contests, along with community tree lighting ceremonies, signify the start of the holiday season for Army Hawaii.
The Oahu North Community's annual Holiday Card Lane event will be observed through Jan. 7, along Macomb Road, Schofield Barracks. Winners were recognized at the Christmas Tree Lighting Program, Tuesday.
First place went to the 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division; second place went to the Schofield Youth Center; and third place went to Army Field Support Battalion-Hawaii.
The Oahu South Community annual Holiday Card Lane event will be observed through Jan. 3, along Chapel Field, across from Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. Winners were recognized at the tree lighting ceremony, Thursday.
First place went to the 196th Signal Brigade, second place went to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Pacific Ocean Division and third place went to the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
The Holiday Card Lane on Tripler, which can be viewed as drivers exit on Krukowski Lane, will be displayed until Dec. 31. Winners were announced at the tree lighting ceremony, Monday.
Company A took third place, the Radiology Department received second place and the Social Work Department took TAMC's top spot.