Deck the cubicles


By Scott Halasz - shalasz@aimmediamidwest.com



Submitted photo Stacy Donovan decorated her desk with “A Christmas Story” theme and dressed as Ralphie holding the only thing he wanted for Christamas.

Submitted photo Stacy Donovan decorated her desk with “A Christmas Story” theme and dressed as Ralphie holding the only thing he wanted for Christamas.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News The village workshop was put together by Cathy Miller.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Gina Horsley made her window into a cozy fireplace.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News This gingerbread house, made by Theresa Lehmenkuler (and kids), was judged the best decoration by customers at the Greene County Clerk of Courts Title Office. each employee was challenged to decorate their desk area to show off some Christmas spirit.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Lisa Conley’s desk resembled an outdoor scene with trees and some deer.


Submitted photo Miller’s candy canes lit up in the dark office.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Lisa Conley’s desk resembled an outdoor scene with trees and some deer.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Brandy Nolley made a ski lodge with lights around and over her desk.


XENIA — Barb Cannon simply wanted a little holiday spirit in the County Clerk of Courts Title Office.

She received that and then some from the six employees she manages after challenging them with a contest to decorate their desk areas for Christmas.

“I came in Monday after Thanksgiving and I said ‘whoa,’ ” Cannon said. “(This year) has been awful. We just all needed a little spirit. So I just challenged them. They exceeded my challenge.”

The employees — Stacy Donovan, Theresa Lehmenkuler, Cathy Miller, Brandy Nolley, Lisa Conley, and Gina Horsley — left little space untouched as they showed off their creativity and imagination.

Scenes include a gingerbread house by Lehmenkuler; a fireplace by Horsley; trees with deer by Conley; a village workshop with candy canes by Miller; a ski lodge by Nolley, and “A Christmas Story” by Donovan.

“When I came home and said it’s a contest my kids said ‘we’re on it.’ ” Lehmenkuler said.

Strings of lights are prominently featured throughout the displays. One boy actually turned off the lights inside the office to get a better view.

“He said ‘I wanted to see the lights in the dark,’ ” Cannon said.

Customers did the bulk of the voting and after the 170 ballots were counted, the gingerbread house won.

“They just really totally made my whole Christmas,” Cannon said. “Really they all won.”

This was the first time the office was decorated like that but likely not the last.

Submitted photo Stacy Donovan decorated her desk with “A Christmas Story” theme and dressed as Ralphie holding the only thing he wanted for Christamas.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_thumbnail_IMG_20201204_100446595.jpgSubmitted photo Stacy Donovan decorated her desk with “A Christmas Story” theme and dressed as Ralphie holding the only thing he wanted for Christamas.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News The village workshop was put together by Cathy Miller.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_DSC_0323.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News The village workshop was put together by Cathy Miller.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Gina Horsley made her window into a cozy fireplace.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_DSC_0315.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News Gina Horsley made her window into a cozy fireplace.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News This gingerbread house, made by Theresa Lehmenkuler (and kids), was judged the best decoration by customers at the Greene County Clerk of Courts Title Office. each employee was challenged to decorate their desk area to show off some Christmas spirit.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_DSC_0317.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News This gingerbread house, made by Theresa Lehmenkuler (and kids), was judged the best decoration by customers at the Greene County Clerk of Courts Title Office. each employee was challenged to decorate their desk area to show off some Christmas spirit.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Lisa Conley’s desk resembled an outdoor scene with trees and some deer.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_DSC_0319.jpg Scott Halasz | Greene County News Lisa Conley’s desk resembled an outdoor scene with trees and some deer.

Submitted photo Miller’s candy canes lit up in the dark office.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_FB_IMG_1607615777018.jpgSubmitted photo Miller’s candy canes lit up in the dark office.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Lisa Conley’s desk resembled an outdoor scene with trees and some deer.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_DSC_0326.jpg Scott Halasz | Greene County News Lisa Conley’s desk resembled an outdoor scene with trees and some deer.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Brandy Nolley made a ski lodge with lights around and over her desk.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/12/web1_DSC_0322.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News Brandy Nolley made a ski lodge with lights around and over her desk.

By Scott Halasz

shalasz@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.