ABC in Action
United Way Week is held every year in early October at ABC. This is a week full of fun activities, including a staff jail and “pie in the face” contest. For the first time this year activities included a participant prom dance party. The event gained traction after Vince “promposed” to Chelsea and the video went viral on Facebook.
The ABC cafeteria was turned into a dance floor with sparkling lights and decorations to give it a classic prom feel. Those that attended were dressed in their best and danced the afternoon away to hits including “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.
Everyone had a joyous time participating. In total, United Way Week raised over $4,000 for the United Way of Olmsted County!
Our annual recognition banquets were in October with 133 individuals recognized for their years of service. Of these, 31 were in Houston County and 102 were in Rochester. Two individuals celebrated 40 years of service: Vicki Barry and Wayne Schut.
When it was time to give speeches, there was an ongoing theme of gratefulness to ABC for giving each person the opportunity to find meaning in their work. This is a truly special time to recognize the hard work and dedication that everyone puts into their jobs on a daily basis.
The Lowry aware winners in Rochester included: Michelle Djonne, Wendy Elwood, Nathan Emery, Robert Herzog, Arne Hoven, Chelsea Koop, Bret LeMay, Jeff Lemke, Brad Neil and Dawn Olson. The WOW award winners in Houston County included: Paula Betten, Dianne Gauger, Rick Goetzinger, and Sam Scheck. These awards are given to individuals who have done an exceptional job and reach their goals.
In the Community