Dear Jimmy, Tami, Staff and Crew at Ice Rink Engineering:
Cannon Memorial Hospital made a commitment to participate in our city’s annual Christmas parade. We didn’t know what we would do, but being prominent in the community, we were convinced whatever we did had to be tasteful, professional and something our community could be proud of.
We spent many meetings going over numerous ideas, but the one that kept surfacing that everyone loved was ice skating on a Christmas float in a winter wonderland setting. As a professional skater, now a nurse, I was the only one of the staff members that knew anything about skating or how we were going to pull this off, so we did a little research and discovered that Ice Rink Engineering and Manufacturing just happened to be located in our own backyard. We decided to contact you and see if you could offer any suggestions or guidance to help us create an eye-catching float in the parade.
We not only got what we were looking for, but so much more! It was clear from the start you had done this many times before. You provided us with a synthetic ice skating surface to place on the float, along with decorations and music to play during the parade. Every detail was planned out, including snow machines, which turned out to be a real treat for the kids, since we do not often see snow in South Carolina. You even choreographed my skating for periodic stops along the parade route. Your duties didn’t end there. You provided the necessary generators and equipment to run the snow machines, lit Christmas trees and decorations. You helped us build the float and create the “winter wonderland” atmosphere, along with preparing the “ice” surface, rehearsing my routine, and you even rode on the float during the parade to make sure all went smoothly.
In the end, we had a float we were all very proud of. We even won three of the five awards the parade gives out to the participants! We cannot thank you enough. You went above and beyond, and created a very successful parade entry that really was a vision of Christmas. The only problem we are faced with now is how will we ever top it next year?!
Thank you, again, and Happy Holidays!
The Staff at Cannon Memorial Hospital