Employee Spotlight – Veeda Clark (Mail and Office Services)
If you go downstairs to the Farmers Alliance mail room during this holiday season, you will find more than just letters and packages. You will find several balloons in various shapes and sizes. Veeda Clark creates “Christmas Balloon Art”. She has made presents, an elf that sits on her shelf, and several other Christmas decorations.
This hobby started about three years ago, when Veeda would make balloon creations for her nieces and grand children’s birthdays. She has made several arches, columns, and table decorations. One of her favorite projects that she has done was her Niece, Sunnie’s Birthday Party.
The biggest decoration is a gateway arch that is red and white that sits in front of her desk. It took two hundred balloons to make, mainly small ones. She uses a pump for the larger balloons, but blows up the smaller ones by herself. She had to bring the arch in three separate pieces in order to fit it in her car.
“It’s really hard to transport that amount of balloons in a Kia Soul.”