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Papa Johns Sunday

Gramz

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I have often shared stories of my involvement with the Special Needs Community. Today I have another one to share.

 

Yesterday was a day to celebrate one of these individuals we've come to know and love over the years. Amy is a very sweet handicapped young lady who has been employed with Papa Johns for 20 years now. Her job is to fold pizza boxes and she has folded over 1 million boxes in this time frame.

 

Her family, and Papa Johns felt this was an accomplishment worth celebrating. They invited a large number of family, friends and people from the community to celebrate this special day.

 

Papa Johns Headquarters sent her some special gifts, and she was given a 20 year lapel pin.

 

They asked Ron and I to provide the music and entertainment for the day, and we were more than happy to oblige.

 

Lots of food, music, and dancing made for a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

 

Of course, amongst other items on the buffet, Papa Johns Pizza was served. ;) :P

 

I am so privleged to be a part of such a great group of Special Needs people and a community that supports them.

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Wow, that is nice to hear that Papa John's management saw fit to recognize Amy for all her years of service & dedication to the company. No job is insignificant & I'm sure that there's an artform to folding that many boxes over the years. 

 

I hope Amy was touched by all the well deserved attention she was given for her hard work, steadfast loyalty, & sense of team cohesiveness. 

 

Delicious pizza, thirst quenching refreshments, relaxing music provided by Gramz & Ron, & a roomful of proud people. Way to Go Amy! 

 

Thank you Gramz, Ron, & all the people who make disabled individuals feel part of the crowd & everyday society. You Rock! 

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Aww.. Thanks, SW1.  I know you like hearing the stories of these special young adults we work with.

 

Amy was so sweet.   I love the sweetness and innocence of some of these individuals...

 

When the guy from Papa John's presented her with her 20 year pin  it went something like this:

 

Mike:  I'd like to present this 20 year pin to you (then he looks at the audience and says I've never presented one of these before)    haha  I'm guessing not many stay at PJ's  for long..   :P

 

Amy:   what is this for?

 

Mike:   Well, when employees work for our company for 20 years, we like to give them this special pin.

 

Amy:   What company do you work for...??

 

Mike:   laughing   haha  I work for Papa John's.

 

Amy:    No you don't.    :lol:       I'm crying at this point.

 

Mike:   Yes I do,  I just don't work at your store....  

 

 

see what I mean by the innocence..??  Amy probably thinks her Papa Johns is the only one.  

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That's a great story, Gramz.

 

I spent three years as a job coach for high school students with special needs (I'm in school now to get my special education teaching license).  One of the jobs that one of my students had involved folding boxes at a pizza restaurant.  Completing one million is a big feat for anyone, so is lasting for 20 years at one job.

 

Congratulations to Amy, and thanks for sharing her awesome accomplishment.

 

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Our oldest daughter Alex just got offered a job working with autistic children.  This is something she has had on her heart for awhile.  So, we are anxious to see how it works out.  I think she will be fabulous!

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Our oldest daughter Alex just got offered a job working with autistic children.  This is something she has had on her heart for awhile.  So, we are anxious to see how it works out.  I think she will be fabulous!

Love to hear this. Let me know how she does.

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That is awesome. Love hearing stories like these. I am happy for Amy, and commend Papa John's for doing this.

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