On May 19, 2016, LAB threw its annual spring party at the home of Fred and Emily Lewis on Andover Street in Lowell. The party was very successful, with an estimated 150 attending guests. The night consisted of drinks, hor d’oeurves, a raffle, silent auction, scholarship recognition, a beautiful May night, and great company.
LAB would like to thank Two Chefs Are Better Than One catering for providing services throughout the night and Rainbow Art and Framing for donating their expertise to the event. Also, LAB extends its thanks to all the local artist who contribute annually to this event, including Janet Lambert-Moore, Tom Gill, and Bernie Petruzziello, as well as all the other artists that donated to the silent auction.
One of the main events of the house party is the scholarship recognition ceremony. LAB is proud to announce that there were seven recipients of this year’s George E. Zermas Scholarship, two of which are involved at LAB. One of the recipients, Gregory Nunez, is a student who is member of the Senior Youth Program and was recently accepted at Salem State University. The other LAB recipient was Christy Forsman, who has been working with the youth program as a staff member for 2 years. She is a recent graduate of UMass Lowell with her BA in Sociology and plans to continue on to the Vision Studies Master’s program at UMass Boston (Orientation and Mobility track) beginning in the summer. Other recipients include Melissa Gianino, Susan Sullivan, Melissa Limburg, Edlira Bregu, and Daniel Aronoff. Thank you for all you do in the field of blindness and visual impairment and congratulations on your scholarships!