Each SKIL office holds an annual customer appreciation picnic so SKIL employees and customers can meet. The purpose of these are to recognize the employees and direct support workers. “We want to remind those people that SKIL is here for them,” explains Columbus IL Coordinator Aaron Ellison. "The picnics are a lot of fun. We work with a lot of customers over the telephone, so this gives them a chance to come out and meet us and put a name with a face so they can see who we are.”
With the pandemic continuing to wreak havoc, picnic protocol is changing. This will be the case for the annual Columbus customer appreciation picnic, which will be held this Friday, July 31st from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
As always, there will be food. As of this writing, it was undetermined if the primary food would be hamburgers or hotdogs. Those items will be accompanied by chips and a drink. This year, however, the food be dispersed in a different fashion. “We're going to have pick-up orders,” explains Ellison. “People will be able to drive up and tell us what they want. We're going to be in the park pavillion, so they can then go and eat their food somewhere in the park if they want. But we are practicing social distancing and trying to keep from congregating people.”
The picnic is open to the public and the food is free.