Atlas’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Nets Donation for Gateway Humane Society
DuBois – Employees at Atlas Pressed Metals, participating and voting in an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, enjoyed some holiday fun all while benefiting a local charity.
Contestants were photographed in “vintage” or home-made holiday sweater designs, ranging from the simply stated “Ho, Ho, Ho” to elaborate be-tinseled holiday tack. Employees voted on their favorite, or perhaps the ugliest, sweater, and the emerging winner was Marina Harmon from Customer Service. Her kelly green sweater featured tumbling Christmas sock monkeys, green glitter poinsettias and the traditional Christmas pickle.
Harmon was given a gift card for winning but all entry fees, along with a donation from the employee vending fund, were donated to the charity of the winner’s choice. Harmon selected the Gateway Humane Society.
Bob and Carla Adamson, president and secretary of the Gateway Humane Society, visited Atlas Pressed Metals to receive a check for the donation. They stated the greatest need for funds are for animals’ veterinary bills. The shelter, located in Falls Creek, currently houses about 30 dogs and 22 cats in need of a home.
Atlas Production Coordinator Tom Krug developed the contest along with Production Manager Jen Rhines. Krug stated he would like to make the contest an annual event.