Unlimited Achievement, Inc., will host its second annual awards banquet with the theme My Brothers Keeper, I Am. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Perry Bennett Education Center, 1720 Morgan St., Rockford. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be given.
UAI was incorporated in 2000 as a not-for-profit organization that partners with concerned citizens to promote educational excellence and prepare area youth and adults for the future. UAI provides computer training, life skills, arts and crafts and on-the-job training. Mentors promote a safe and drug-free life-style. The group has also helped in voter education and registration.
At the banquet, UAI will recognize its most outstanding volunteers with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. This award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service throughout the community.
Former Miss Rockford Mary Alice Cooper will receive the award for her volunteer service. Also, some pastors wives from many of the area churches will receive the My Brothers Keeper, I Am Award.
Mrs. Mildred Turner will be recognized for the many years of service she and her late husband, the Rev. Joseph Turner, have contributed to this community. She will receive the My Brothers Keeper, I Am Award.
Tickets are $20 each and may be picked up at Chucks Barber Shop, 1714 W. State St., or call 965-2070.
From the Sept. 7-13, 2005, issue