We’ve got spirit, yes we do!

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Written by

Paula Tesch

If you’re at all familiar with Duarte, you know we’re more fun than the average bear. And bears are a pretty good time. Take Yogi for example. When he’s not stealing your lunch, that guy is a hoot.

But I digress.
Duarte is fun.

Case in point, last week marked Duarte’s 4th Annual Spirit Week. This year’s theme: Summer Through the Ages. Every day, we paid homage to a different era, by dressing up and doing an activity appropriate to the time period. We ended with week with a (dress-down) day at the park, complete with good eats, cold drinks, and a Spirit Week Relay Race.

Check out the photos below, and hearken back to the good (and maybe not-so-good) ol’ days.


Duarte employees pose for a picture in their 80's theme outfit for 80's day


Women at Duarte jump for a picture in their 80's themed outfits

Jump (For My Love)

Employee photos from the 80's posted on the wall at the Duarte office

Babies of the ’80s


Duarte team poses for a picture in their 70's outfits

Duartians, diggin’ it.

Duarte employee painting an owl on a rock

Our pets rock.

Duarte employee painting a design on a rock

A paisley pet.

Employee 70's inspired portrait

Sleaziest frame salesman this side of the Mississippi.


Duarte team poses for a picture in their 60's outfits

Mad Men are standing, hippies are sitting in.

Duarte team poses for a picture in their 60's outfits as Mad Men

Mad Men & a madman.

Duarte team outside playing music together on the lawn

Jam sesh.


Duarte team poses for a picture in their 50's outfits

Too cool for school. Or work.

"Grease" inspired photo of Duarte employees dressed as greasers

Wanna rumble?


Duarte picnic activity; relay with a cup of water on their head

Relay Activity # 1 – Water Cup Fill ‘er up

Duarte employees filling water inside a cup on top of another employees head

Spoonful by lovin’ spoonful.

Duarte employee pouring water in a bucket

Nothin’ but bucket.

Duarte employees solving a picture puzzle

Relay Activity # 2 – Picture Puzzle

Duarte employee running in the relay race

They don’t call it a relay RACE for nothin’.

Duarte employees lined up playing cornhole

Relay Activity #3 – Ahem, cornhole.

Winners of the Spirit Week Relay pose for a picture outside

Winners of the Spirit Week Relay! (And proud owners of the coveted rainbow giraffe trophy.)

The Duarte team poses for a photo together outside

The gang’s (almost) all here.

Big thanks to Mark, Nancy, and all my fellow Duartians for making Duarte such a spirited place to work.