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Imperial Center Live at Lunch

By Eddy Ball
June 2007

Arby's food tent
The food was free and abundant - even if it was not especially nutritious or heart healthy. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

Groovetown's bass player and vocalist
Groovetown's bass player and vocalist helped the band present a pretty decent cover of Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl." (Photo by Eddy Ball)

Betty Mills
Office of Director Secretary Betty Mills seemed grateful for the break from her routine in Nottingham Hall. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

Mary Alexander
Office of Management Secretary Mary Alexander shared a laugh with friends over lunch. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

Several NIEHS employees working out of Nottingham Hall took advantage of free food and music at the annual Imperial Center Live at Lunch on May 3 in the Chelsea Place parking lot. The event took place during the hours of noon and featured the rock and roll cover band Groovetown, fast food courtesy of Arby's and information booths for Imperial businesses and triangle non-profits.

For people who attended Live at Lunch, cooler temperatures and overcast skies were a welcome break from the day before when temperatures had reached the high eighties and the sun was bright. Although Groovetown covered some lively hits of the seventies and eighties, the office types in Chelsea Place, Nottingham and other Imperial properties were too busy eating and socializing to get up and move.

Dinah Peters
Bethesda-based NIH Human Resources Specialist Dinah Peters, center, took advantage of a break in training to join IRB Protocol Specialist Darlene Switalski, right, and HR Specialist Phil Hanson at the event. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

Representatives of the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition
Representatives of the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition found it a little challenging to compete with food and music. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

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