2017 Award Banquets
With a theme of “Soaring to New Heights,” the eagle spirit was on display at the banquets in Rochester on October 10 and in Houston County on October 26. It was another year of record attendance, with more guests than ever on hand to help us recognize the accomplishments of participants, staff and volunteers!
The Rochester Banquet on October 10. Clockwise from upper left: Lowry Award winners; ABC Board President Patty Simcox with Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede; Executive Director Bruce Remme addresses the crowd; Community Partner of the Year Award winner Midwest Manufacturing; Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Jon Gullixson; Business Partner of the Year Award winner Rochester Athletic Club; Outstanding Volunteer Service Award recipient Steve Kann. Photos by Mary Eickemeyer and Jane Kreidermacher.
The Houston County Banquet on October 26. Clockwise from upper left: Eagle mascot Kim Wiese with Bruce Remme; WOW award winners; Jakob Terpstra, ABC Works Employee of the Year, receives his award from Cathy McCabe; representatives from Hammell & Murphy Law Firm, Woodland Industries Employer of the Year, with Helen Olson; Laurie Kellagher, Judy Johnson, Dick Kerndt and Kellie Wendland tune in to the Facebook live feed; guests arriving; and Travis Gordon receives the Vicki Wilkes Spirit of Independence Award from Danielle Burg. Not pictured – ABC Works Employer of the Year, L&M Tap. Photos by Cindy Andrews.
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