LA CROSSE, Wis. -

An employee in La Crosse is honored for working late into his life.

Don Schmitt is the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Older Worker Award from Wisconsin's Older Worker Network.

He works at Riverfront, an organization that works with adults who have disabilities. Schmitt assists the participants and helps train other workers.

He says he was surprised to receive the award. "I'm honored to recieve it, just glad I'm here working with everyone, everyone is so friendly to me, I enjoy it," said Schmitt.

Schmitt is one of two people across the state receiving this honor.