Copeland and Crandall CEO, Dave Mannion, decided it would be fun to have the staff departments compete in a tree decorating contest this past Christmas. Six trees were set up in the Kimnach Lounge decorated in themes to represent the different departments: Copeland Nursing and Health Clinic, Crandall Medical Center, Administration departments, Housekeeping, Dietary and Maintenance. Residents, employees, and guests had the opportunity to vote for their favorite trees.

On December 27, the votes were counted and the Maintenance Department was announced as the first annual Employee Christmas Tree Decorating Champions, with a total of 773 votes! The Maintenance Department received a trophy and bragging rights until next year.