By Lt. Martin Herrera, AA/PIO
Wasco State Prison-Reception Center
On May 30, Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC) held a Staff Appreciation Carnival to recognize the staff for their hard work and dedication. The event also raised funds for Kern County Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that honors local military veterans by sending them on an all-expense paid trip to see the monuments in Washington, D.C.
Arrangements were made to allow second and third watch staff the opportunity to come out and enjoy the music and free food, games and prizes.
Tri-tip sandwiches were sold to raise funds as were opportunity throws at the dunk tank. The staff lined up and took full advantage of the opportunity to dunk their favorite manager and even Warden John Sutton as he and all of his management team took their turn in the tank.
The day ended with two $750 scholarship presentations by Warden John Sutton, made on behalf of WSP’s Employee Liaison Committee, to the most outstanding male (Adam Roberts) and female (Kylie Sheela) student scholarship applicants. The scholarship applicants were all children of WSP-RC employees and the winners were selected by an independent group of college professors.
“It’s nice to give back to our staff and appreciate them for what they do, and to honor two outstanding students for their achievements. It’s really special to give back to our military veterans who sacrificed so much more in their service to our country,” said Warden Sutton.