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We’ve got spirit, yes we do!

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.

MONDAY – ’80s DAY

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

TUESDAY – ’70s DAY

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.

WEDNESDAY – ’60s DAY

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.

THURSDAY – ’50s DAY

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?

FRIDAY – PICNIC DAY!

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.

Yay,
Paula

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Paula Tesch

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