|Spirits More Generous Than Ghoulish at CFC
On Oct. 31, the annual Combined Federal Campaign Halloween party and charity fair sponsored
by the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association drew NIH’ers—many in costume—to the Bldg. 31A patio.
Besides the many witches, mad scientists, superheroes and film stars were dozens of representatives from some of the 3,500 charitable organizations participating in the 2007 CFC.
Prizes were awarded in four categories: Most Like a Movie Star (in keeping with this year’s CFC theme, “Have a Heart/Be a Star”), won by OD’s Laura Toomey, who dressed as Marilyn Monroe; Most Original, won by ORS’s Mandy Slutzker, whose garb proclaimed “Bird Flu Is Not for Birds Anymore”; Most Creative, won by Celeste Gamble of ORS, who dressed as Lottery Queen; and Scariest Costume, won by OD’s Shirley Flottum, who was a mad scientist. Each winner got four movie tickets and a $15 gift certificate to R&W.
Attendees enjoyed lunch provided by Hard Times Café and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream donated by the NIH Federal Credit Union.
Celeste Gamble (l) of ORS was dressed as Lottery Queen and won Most Creative Costume.
Many witches flew in for the occasion, including this not-so-wicked-looking one.
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Waiting in line for their lunch tickets were (from l) Josh Duberman of NLM and Verma Walker and Brigit Sullivan, both of ORS.
Biker Josh Rose of ORS mugs for the camera with mad scientist Shirley Flottum of OD, who won Scariest Costume. NCI’s Wallace Rumbarger is at rear.
Striking a menacing pose is the winner of Most Original Costume, ORS’s Mandy Slutzker, whose garb proclaimed “Bird Flu Is Not for Birds Anymore.”
Stefanie Coburn of ORS said she was a “Virgin Runaway Bride.”
OD offices yielded movie stars (from l) Spiderman (Jonathan Lappin), Marilyn Monroe (Laura Toomey, who won Most Like a Movie Star) and the Hulk (Sean Sommers).