Saturday, December 9th, featured the annual ZTL Company Christmas Party. Held for the second year at the Moose Lodge in Millerstown, the event lasted about three hours. In addition to appetizers and a great meal, everyone was entertained by two comedians, Nipsy from Harrisburg’s, “107.5 The X”, and Jessie Blanco, opening act for Earl David Reed.
The celebration continued with Safety Award presentations to the drivers and Shop personnel. The Shop marked another accident-free year in 2017. Since the Shop Safety awards began seven years ago, six of those years have been without an accident or injury.
In addition to 71 drivers receiving one year safe driving pins, three drivers were recognized for five consecutive years of safe driving without an at-fault accident (each received a red jacket and $250). Two drivers were recognized for 10 consecutive years of safe driving without an at-fault accident (each awarded a black leather jacket and $500). Two more drivers received the safe driving award for 15 consecutive years with no at-fault accidents (a crystal engraved truck and $750) and one driver received an award for 20 consecutive years of safe driving without an at-fault accident (a plaque, $2500 travel voucher, $1000 spending money, and a week’s paid vacation). No doubt that in this profession, experience pays off! (See the December WATZT Newsletter for names, photos, and more.)
The safety awards were followed by a sincere heart warming appreciation for Brian Griffiths who, after working at ZTL for more than 18 years, was recently forced to retire due to health issues.
The evening ended with a fun raffle of 29 gift cards ranging in value from $75 to $250, for a grand total of $3500!