PRINCETON - In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Gateway Services Inc. will hold its annual awards reception on Thursday, Oct. 22 at First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., Princeton, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to join in the celebration of individuals with disabilities making great strides in achieving personal goals, honoring businesses and organizations for their support of individuals with disabilities, and honoring the Employer of the Year is welcome to attend. There is no cost. Cake, punch and coffee will be servedr Reservations may be made with Brian Casford at (815) 875-4548 by Friday, Oct. 16.

This year's theme: "Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation."

Real jobs with real wages allow individuals to be a real part of the community by making their own choices.

Many times these choices lead to purchasing their own homes and cars, joining churches and organizations, and even furthering their education.

Individuals with disabilities who have made great personal achievements in the past year will receive the Strove Toward and Achieved Results Award, the highest award Gateway bestows upon people with disabilities.

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