Winona ORC Awards Banquet
Winona ORC held its annual recognition banquet and dance Friday, February 17th at Visions Center. The banquet recognized Winona ORC clients, staff and community members for their support in 2011. More than 220 people attended this year’s event: Star Performers.
Awards given included: Customer of the Year went to Brian’s Toys for employing 63 clients with meaningful work; Community Employment Employer of the Year went to the RiverStar who has provided our clients with more than 2000 hours of work as well as a pleasant and welcoming work experience; Supported Employment Employer of the Year went to the Winona Area Public Schools by providing our clients with on the job training and support continuing education for more than seven years. Volunteer of the Year went to Derek Espy who has been a driving force on the Winona ORC annual golf tournament committee. Special Recognition went to Knitcraft and Miller Waste Mills who collaborated together and have been instrumental in the process of providing Winona ORC’s Knits & Mitts recycled yarn.
Winona ORC 2011 Employee of the Year, voted on by staff and clients is Kathy Wenger.