Our People - Community Support
Wow! The employees of American Blanching outdid themselves again this year with our annual Toys for Tots campaign! You can see in the picture to the right that we filled up the lobby with toys for the children of Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County. There were toys ranging from bicycles to musical instruments to athletic equipment. This is one of the most exciting events we participate in simply because it has an immediate impact on the community and makes all who participated share a sense of pride in helping the children of this community. It is estimated that all of the toys donated provide Christmas for over 500 children in this community. The toys in this picture provided Christmas to more than 50 of those Children. We will participate again next year and I hope that we collect so many toys that we have to take the picture outside in the parking lot.
Our People - At Work
During the month of November we celebrated our 3rd annual employee appreciation week at ABC. We kicked off the week with donuts being served in the break rooms. We also started our daily drawings to give away several door prizes donated by our valuable vendors and business partners. On Tuesday and Wednesday we began our big events by cooking a great meal for all of the ABC employees giving them all a break to socialize and simply enjoy some time away from the job. On Tuesday and Wednesday we offered a free Health Fair to all employees where they were able to have their blood screened for Diabetes and Heart Disease. Each employee was also given the opportunity to have a flu shot and to have their body mass index calculated to encourage health. This was no small feat but over 170 employees participated and several risk factors were identified that could save a life.
We enlisted the help of Fitzgerald Mayor Mark Massee to award he grand prize, a 55" flat screen television won by an employee.