by Tianna Mosby
The holidays are always a special time for our Astyra family. To celebrate, we dressed up and decorated the office for Halloween. Spider webs covered the windows, creepy masks were on every door and anyone who entered was greeted by a spooky ghost.
We also hosted an internal Halloween costume contest with three prizes: Funniest, Scariest and of course, Best Costume. Carmen came dressed as a “Smarty Pants” with actual Smarties candies on her pants and a full on nerd outfit which deserved the “Funniest Costume” pumpkin prize. Taylor painted her entire face to resemble a skeleton police officer and won the “Scariest Costume” pumpkin prize. Mary Alice went all out and dressed up as an Ouija Board with bi-colored contacts and a black candle. She earned the “Best Costume” pumpkin prize.
As the temperature dropped and our minds wandered to the upcoming feast we decided to continue our Astyra tradition of our newest internal Astyra employee frying a turkey for the office for Thanksgiving. This time, Jody and Taylor were our lucky fryers!
We ended the year by decorating our office with three Christmas trees, hanging ceiling ornaments and making snowflakes. Our traditional staff holiday dinner was hosted at Wild Ginger. We were glad to spend time together and to announce an employee promotion!