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Local shop supports UPMC workers with 'Heroes' balloon arrangement

The Balloon Boutique used balloons from cancelled events due to COVID-19 to make put the balloon arrangement together.

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A local shop found a unique way to support the warriors in the battle against COVID-19.

The Balloon Boutique used its talents and materials to honor workers at UPMC hospital in West Manchester Township.

Karen Sawyer, The Balloon Boutique owner and lead artist, hopes to bring smiles to health care workers and remind everyone that there is hope and kindness out there even in these uncertain times.

"Some people are using the messages of 'Stay Home', 'Be Kind', 'Be Safe', and I personally just wanted to spotlight the heroes. Those people that put themselves on the front line. I feel that they're being selfless, courageous, and it is an ultimate sacrifice. So we put it here, at the campus of the hospital," said Sawyer.

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