For an adult living with a developmental disability, working toward a goal is a vital sign of growth. The annual awards banquet at Wesley Glen Ministries on Oct. 15 was the setting for an evening to celebrate community and goal accomplishment. Participants in Special Olympics were honored, with first-time Olympians receiving medals. Special awards were presented to the most improved, best all around, and most reliable athletes with the highest honor bestowed on the athlete of the year. A highlight of the evening was the introduction of each resident and participant in the Cornerstone day program by Chaplain Rev. John Irwin.
Among the awards given to supporters was the Special Service to Wesley Glen award presented to WMGT Channel 41 reporter Sean Franklin. Mr. Franklin’s story of a young man living with autism explains how Wesley Glen provides a great environment for growth beyond high school. Visit www.wesleyglenministries.com to see the video.
Wesley Glen Ministries, Inc. is an agency of the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and serves adults with developmental disabilities. Homes in Macon and St. Mary’s offer a secure and comfortable environment with 24-hour care. The Cornerstone program provides opportunities for exercise, academic and experiential learning, and outings in the community.