Carnival also raised funds for military veterans
By Lieutenant Martin Herrera
On May 30, Wasco State Prison-Reception Center held a carnival to thank the staff for their hard work and dedication.
Staff also raised funds for Kern County Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that send military veterans on an all-expense paid trip to see monuments at our nation’s capital.
Arrangements were made to allow second and third watch staff the opportunity to come out and enjoy the music, games, prizes, and free food. All on-duty staff were treated to a deep-pit beef meal complete with sides.
The afternoon was filled with lots of laughs as staff took advantage of the opportunity to try to dunk their favorite supervisors and managers. Even Warden John Sutton took his turn in the dunk tank.
The Employee Liaison Committee presented a $750 scholarship to students Gavin Macias and Kassidy Arredondo.
The scholarship applicants are children of prison employees. 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 also rewarding to give back to our military veterans who sacrificed so much in their service to our country,” said Warden Sutton.