As though in recognition of the fact that there was plenty of warmth in the room, the heat wave broke just in time to welcome Perkins adult and elder program participants and their families to the annual recognition banquet held under the tent on the Perkins Manor lawn Wednesday evening June 14. Several of Perkins staff and the executive team also joined the party. The evening started off with a fabulous dinner prepared by our own food service staff and culminated with several awards including the independent living certificates, the peer mentor award, the vocational employee of the year award, the unsung hero award, the volunteer award, the family advocacy award and the most coveted of all – the most improved vocational employee. Several were also presented with five-year service awards.
Executive Assistant, Janet Lincoln, was recognized for her never-ending and behind-the-scenes support for all the Adult and Elder Division events throughout the year. Division Director, Linda Alger, said “It is because of Janet’s work that we all look so good.”
A sure sign of a successful evening, guests lingered to visit and congratulate each other on their accomplishments long after the formal ceremony was complete. “No group is more thrilled for each other than this one,” Kerry Flathers Director of Organizational Advancement said. “Each and every person was excited about their fellow recipient’s success.”