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Voice of the People: First retiree reunion a success

May 21, 2019 GMT

On Friday, March 29, the very first reunion was held for the retirees and employees of the Shapiro Developmental Center and Manteno State Hospital. Old co-workers and friends who literary hadn’t seen each other for years were reunited. Some had even come from as far as Florida and Texas!

Thank everyone who attended, provided services, gave donations, or helped in any capacity. Without you all this would not have been possible and because of you all it was a huge success.

I would like to acknowledge the following people/and or businesses…

Chris Morris, master of ceremony; Two Rivers Area Credit Union; Donella Johnson, event coordinator; James and Karen Radford, J&K Catering; Sweet Creations by Shonda; Classy Treats by Keishanna Rios; Haylibug Lemonadez; DJ Thomas Gale aka “DJ Swift;” David “Colors” Saulsberry, Colors Photography; Comedians: Keith “Big Keef” Jackson and Kimberly Marion; Jomiko Radford, ticket sales; Sandy Born, basket & gift designer; Adcraft Printers Etched in Time Laser Etching Technology; AFSCME Local 29, Ladies of Soul; Jo Jo Sayson Physical Therapy; Bud’s Grocery; TGI Friday; Kansai; Tucci’s Italian Restaurant; Tupperware; TC Styles.


Set up/program/clean up: Jomiko Radford, Antonio Joiner, Mose Sextion Jr., Barbara Allen, Pamela Lawrence, Brenda Regas, Mary Ausmus-Lee, Dawn Higgins, Beth Olszewski, Sandy Born, Tina Grimes, Ashley Grimes, Netlie Cornell, Josh Burns, Steve Walls, George Harris, Jovarez Radford.

Thank you. See you next year, March 20, 2020.

Tomiko Radford

Event host/planner