Our Executive Director, Celeste Collins, is rarely speechless but Monday, November 5th was one of those occasions. Board, staff, family and friends gathered at Biltmore’s Lioncrest for a surprise reception to celebrate Celeste’s 25th anniversary and her return from a sabbatical funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Celeste did not suspect a thing, thanks to a decoy dinner invitation with friends and an earlier staff celebration with cake and decorations. Vicki Banks, OnTrack WNC’s Board President welcomed everyone and was the first speaker in a line-up that included board members, friends, Sarah Brown (Associate Executive Director) and Carleton Collins (Celeste’s husband). Celeste was overwhelmed with gratitude and honored by the wonderful party! CELEBRATION is something that OnTrack WNC does exceptionally well!