In October, the people served by AABR celebrated at the annual Harvest Ball, a prom-like event generously hosted and supported by Queens-based International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 3.
The evening, often called the event of the season by the AABR family, came complete with dinner, dancing, tuxes, gowns, and the sight of friends – both new and old.
From the limousines to the “paparazzi” as guests arrived, participants were thrilled. Upon entry, one attendee exclaimed “Come on, let’s go, they’re playing my jam!” The dance floor was packed, and the kitchen was abuzz with food processors preparing a spectacular meal for specialized diets.
The staff and volunteers go out of their way in every way to provide an exceptional experience for the people we support,” Kathryn Flood, AABR’s Assistant Executive Director said afterwards. “We look forward to doing even more in years to come for those who have particularly unique challenges.” What moved Ms. Flood most of all? “They were leaving that night talking about next year!”
Many thanks to the countless staff, supervisors, executive team, maintenance crew, and especially to the volunteers from IBEW local 3 – The night was a truly memorable experience, and a great time was had by all!