This weekend UTMSI friends and family celebrated being a part of the Institute with a picnic at Robert’s Point Park. The event coincided with Halloween and was complete with children and adult costume contests, a piggy perch fishing tournament, and plenty of food and games. The winners of the children costume contest were: most accurate: Hunter Pelfrey as Halo Master Chief, scariest: Bepo Uljevic as a Ninja, and most creative: Chloe Converse as an old lady. The winners of the kid-at-heart (aka adult) costume contest were: 1st place Andrew Esbaugh (basketball player), 2nd place Mary Rodriguez (witch), and 3rd place Christina Bonsell (lobster). The winners of the piggy perch contest were: 1st place Bepo Uljevic with nine fish, 2nd Parker Tunnell with seven fish and 3rd place Ian McClelland with five plus one fish in a fish-off!
Special thanks goes to Meredith Evans, Patty Webb, Jamey Pelfrey, and Olivia Gonzalez for organizing and coordinating the event!