September 2023 – Employment Services Banquet

Employment Services Banquet

Sept. 2023

After a four-year hiatus, Lifeworks joyfully resumed another cherished tradition—the Annual Lifeworks Employment Services & Life Enhancement Awards Banquet. Fondly called, the LES Banquet, this special celebration, held at the Four-Points by Sheraton in Norwood, brought together the LES team members and the individuals they support.

The evening began with a warm welcome from Mary Ellen Cameron, Director of LES Norwood. The air was filled with excitement, and as expected, the night unfolded with a Lifeworks event favorite—dancing! DJ Steve Bishop was back once again to provide the musical backdrop, setting the stage for a memorable night. Over 360 guests celebrated with great food and friends with many taking the opportunity to give back by purchasing raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. Among the awesome items was a wine basket, a two-night stay at Foxwoods Resort, and two $50 gifts cards to Bass pro Shops.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of numerous remarkable awards. Among them were the Dependable Employee Award, Volunteer of the Year, and Employer of the Year. The Most Improved Award, spotlighting individuals who’ve made outstanding progress throughout the year.  Staff Lauren Blushi and Matt Rogers had the honor of presenting these well-deserved awards.

Wegmans received the prestigious Employer of the Year Award, a tribute to their unwavering dedication to the continued partnership in hiring people with disabilities. Employment Specialist David Smith presented this award, expressing heartfelt appreciation for Wegmans’ commitment.

The Awards Banquet was not just a celebration of achievements; it was a testament to the resilience and progress made by both the individuals and the community that supports them. Lifeworks extends gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the evening, from the dedicated LES team members to the generous donors who made the raffle a resounding success.