Sunday, April 1, 2012

Art in the Workplace...

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to "judge" for a competition at Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt Law Firm. They seem to do activities in their office that not only benefits a local charity or community but also brings their staff together. This activity involved...$200 to buy food and build a sculpture of the Statue of Liberty using these purchased foods. I heard there was some "secret building" after work, hoarding of coupons and how the winners were treated to breakfast cooked by the losers. Boy...did I have some pressure. Here is one of the sculptures...pretty cool. Clearly you can see the Statue of Liberty.
Here is the other team's you can see, they were the lucky winners AFTER they took off the green fabric and exposed lots more food plus....they did have some interesting details.
Such as....the cereal box of Mary Lou Retton...Were they swaying my decision with this? Well, maybe.
After everything was over, the winning team celebrated with lots of "We're the best", etc. they all should celebrate by having a wonderful law office that believes in community and getting to know one another better with a fun "team building" time together. To me it's obvious when I visit them...they are a wonderful staff who seriously likes one another. Last but not least....they then donated all the food to the Marion Polk Food Share.

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