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Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

The Medical Center shared its holiday spirit with all of Winston-Salem by erecting a 31-foot Moravian star on the roof of the North Tower. The otagonal-shaped center core of the star shown in this photo is eight feet in diameter and weighs 1,100 pounds. The star’s core was installed December 2 on a pole, by helicopter, on the North Tower roof. The pole and its base are anchored through six to eight inches of concrete. Shirley Hasty, secretary of Pastoral Care at the time, came up with the idea of the star in 1990; Jack Boles, manager of Engineering’s carpentry/decoration section, helped turn the idea into reality; and Chris Hargett, vice president of Cosco Sign Company in Lexington was the builder. The star goes up each year on the first Sunday in Advent and is cranked back down on the first Sunday in Epiphany. It is covered and stored until the next holiday season.

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