Beware of overindulging in ‘holiday cheer’ at office parties

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Beware of overindulging in ‘holiday cheer’ at office parties

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Will McConnell, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center, serves a plate of food to Scott (Griz) Kelley on Wednesday during the hospital’s annual Christmas lunch. The hospital served about 1,000 meals this year.
A few Christmas party plans in Durango

Here are some Christmas celebration plans from a few businesses around Durango:
Affordable Framing, 955 Main Ave. The shop has one employee, and Holly Merrifield-Lee, co-owner, says she will have her employee, who has worked at the shop for 30 years, over for a Christmas dinner.Animas Surgical Hospital, 575 Rivergate Lane. The hospital held its Christmas party at Red Snapper, which has become a tradition, said marketing coordinator Karis Morrall. “It’s a great time to see people outside of a clinical setting,” she said.Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave. The railroad holds its Christmas party in late January or February. The Christmas season, said D&SNG spokesman Christian Robbins, “is an all-hands on deck” operation to run The Polar Express trips. D&SNG usually holds its Christmas party at a local hotel or brewery. Last year, the event was at the Sky Ute Casino and featured bowling. Despite coming well after the Christmas season, Robbins says the party maintains a Christmas theme.Mercy Regional Medical Center, 1010 Three Springs Blvd. The hospital has a couple of traditions, said spokesman David Bruzzese. It holds a Holiday TLC Day when employees can get free massages, and relaxation and meditation sessions offered by the hospital’s integrated care team. Also, the hospital offers a Christmas meal to employees; it was held Wednesday. Three entrées are offered, including a vegetarian choice. Bruzzese said the hospital served about 1,000 meals this year.Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place. Purgatory typically holds two parties, an on-the-mountain event and an office party for employees of Mountain Capital Partners, Purgatory’s parent firm, said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for Purgatory. The on-mountian party is Dec. 21, and managers and directors will serve employees a catered dinner. The office party, an afternoon event also with a catered dinner, was held Wednesday.parmijo@durangoherald.com

Beware of overindulging in ‘holiday cheer’ at office parties

Will McConnell, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center, serves a plate of food to Scott (Griz) Kelley on Wednesday during the hospital’s annual Christmas lunch. The hospital served about 1,000 meals this year.
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