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Workshop to hold dinner

October 16, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Hancock County Sheltered Workshop will hold a community dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Knights of Columbus.

Workshop clients' accomplishments and the community's support for the workshop will be celebrated.

"The clients come to work every day doing what they love," said Rhonda Banfield, Dinner Committee member. "We are proud of them. "

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PLANNING COMMITTEE — Assisting with the planning for the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop community dinner are, from left, front, Michael Hagg, Catherine Ferrari, Joe Nagy, Amanda Smearman, Teresa Zeszutek, Lisa Wagoner, Rhonda Banfield and Tammy Mankowski, and, back, Larry Kum, Matt Elcesser, Ron Greer and Cliff Haspel. -- Contributed

Ron Greer is the Community Dinner Committee chair, and Catherine Ferrari, Banfield, Michael Hagg and Tammy Mankowski are committee members.

Executive Director Michael Hagg stated the sheltered workshop continues to grow and evolve into one of the largest organizations of its kind in West Virginia. The sheltered workshop provides diverse services and program goals are individualized to meet the needs of each person served. Client enrollment is approximately 100, and vocational training and employment have an emphasis on living skills and social adaptation to community interaction. The sheltered workshop is no longer just a social activities center, but is a multi-purpose facility offering employment opportunities to disabled individuals residing in Hancock County.

Although the sheltered workshop has changed, the basic premise on which it was founded has not been altered - the sheltered workshop is still committed to offering meaningful social experiences and academic activities, coupled with vocational training, to provide the best programming possible for each client. Tickets for the dinner are $25 and can be purchased by calling (304) 748-2370. Tickets are also available from any board member.

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