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Puzzle Contest Encourages Team Building

The SR Fitness Department is working hard on putting the puzzle pieces together.

On January 24, the Round House Café held its sixth annual Jigsaw Puzzle Day for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community government staff. Groups of four employees from different government departments were given a 350-piece jigsaw puzzle to put together. They had 30 minutes to complete the puzzle; if none of the groups finished in that time, the group with the most pieces assembled would win.

The grand prizes for the winning team were two tickets per group member to an upcoming Coyotes or Suns game. The second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place winners won $25 Wal-Mart gift cards; and $10 café gift certificates were presented to the groups coming in sixth and seventh.

The contestants worked hard on their puzzles over the 30-minute time period. The Puzzle Wizards, consisting of Pamela Prasher, Susan Kirlin, Deborah Mulgrew and Jessica Begay, took home the grand prize, with only 24 pieces left unassembled.

“[D]ays like this … create a positive team-building and fun day at work, and it brings more people in the café,” said Paul Johnson, food services manager.

Busy hands at work to finish the border of the puzzle.