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2017 Annual Dinner and Dance GO AVES GO! celebrates Avenues’ championship team.

On Friday, June 16, more than 370 of Avenues’ fans, families, participants and staff came to a victory party at the Chicago Northbrook Hilton Hotel. The meeting was the 64th annual gathering for Avenues families and clients.

Emcee Ron Reeves proudly stated, “It took the Cubs 108 years to win the World Series, but Avenues clients win every year!”  President and CEO Bob Okazaki added: “The success that our individuals with disabilities enjoy and what you have helped provide for them is the most important celebration of all.”

Bob also paid tribute to Peg O’Herron, for her outstanding four year service as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Peg thanked everyone for, “the many ways you’ve supported me and our clients.  The clients inspire me and bring out the best in all of us.”  

Pat Grimes was presented with the 4th Annual “Spirit of Avenues” award for her many years of volunteer service to Avenues.  In accepting the award, Pat shared a moving story of how she became associated with Avenues.

A video featuring our clients that parodied the popular GO CUBS GO song was shown, and each participant received a GO AVES GO pennant to celebrate their victory!

After dinner, the clients enjoyed dancing to the popular tunes by DJ Rigo.

Many thanks to all the Annual Dinner and Dance Sponsors, and to our Presenting Sponsors Robert and Roberta Washlow, and Frank and Carol Allgauer for making the evening so special.

Click the link below to view photos and the videos from the evening.

http://avenuestoindependence.org/Gallery/

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