CELEBRATING 55 YEAR OF SUCCESS – TOGETHER!
June 15, 2022
On June 14, 2022, many of the employees of Sunshine Village came together with the members of the Board of Directors to celebrate the organization’s upcoming 55th anniversary – at the annual MEMORIES and MILESTONES event that celebrates work anniversaries. A lavish dinner was hosted at The Castle and the agency’s new video – which is featured on the Home Page of this website – was previewed. On behalf the Board, Gina announced an Appreciation Bonus that would be given at the end of the month – and everyone was also gifted a branded water bottle to use each day. It was a GREAT night – where everyone truly SHINED!
MORE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
July 26, 2022
On July 25, 1967, Sunshine Village was officially incorporated – and the dream of a small group of parents of children with disabilities began. Now, over 55 years later, their dream continues to be realized – as Sunshine Village continues to deliver on its promise of a GREAT day – helping people to live and learn, work and earn and give and grow.
On July 20, 2022, the Three Rivers Program hosted a BLOCK PARTY. Our clients, employees and neighbors – as well as our guests from the Palmer Senior Center and Palmer Fire Department – enjoyed dancing, games and sweet treats – all while celebrating the agency’s anniversary milestone.
The next day, on July 21, 2022, the Litwin Lane programs in the Casey, Davis and Knights Buildings, came together to host a CARNIVAL. Clients and employees – along with many of our friends from the Chicopee Police Department – enjoyed playing Laser Tag and Arcade games – as well as joining in handcrafted pastimes. A Fortune Teller helped people see into their own futures – and hot dogs and carnival treats were enjoyed by all.
The following week, a 55th Anniversary Luncheon was hosted for the janitors who work in our commercial cleaning business, Westover Maintenance Systems. Gina led a lively discussion of ideas for future events and initiatives, and everyone enjoyed their bags from Chick-fil-A.
Agawam is busy planning their FIESTA – which will take place in September – and Sunshine Village is now planning for its next 55 years!