THE VOICE Newspapers is celebrating 25 years of publishing THE AUSTIN VOICE and 5 years of THE GARFIELD-LAWNDALE VOICE, the largest circulation weekly community newspapers serving Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods. A gala Anniversary Luncheon with our readers enthusiastically invited to attend is being held Tuesday, June 29, at Saranecki Bros. Garden Manor Banquet Hall, 4722 West Armitage Avenue.
The luncheon also features an Awards Program honoring individuals, businesses, and organizations making outstanding contributions to building a stronger West Side community. VOICE readers are being asked to nominate candidates for consideration in seven categories:
• PUBLIC SERVICE – An elected or appointed official (past or present) who has provided extraordinary leadership on Chicago’s West Side
• EDUCATION – A person, school, or organization providing outstanding service in assisting citizens young or old to expand their intellectual abilities
• BUSINESS – A corporate citizen of Chicago’s West Side that has improved the quality of life for its customers and fellow citizens
• HEALTH CARE – A person or institution that has promoted a higher quality of life through wellness
• YOUTH MENTORING – A person or organization that has helped ensure a brighter future for all of us by assisting young people
• COMMUNITY SERVICE – An individual or organization that has made life better through selfless actions or outstanding contributions
• THE MICHAEL SCOTT SPIRIT OF THE WEST SIDE AWARD – Named for an outstanding West Sider who spent his entire life serving his community, this award recognizes an individual, business, or organization that exhibits the highest qualities of creativity, compassion, and leadership in assisting others and building a more livable community.
Nominations may be submitted for any category with a brief supporting statement at www.voice25awards.webs.com. Nomination forms can be found in THE VOICE Newspapers and may be filled out and faxed to 773/889-5168, or mailed to: VOICE 25 AWARDS NOMINATIONS
THE VOICE Newspapers
5236 West North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639
Tickets can be reserved for the June 29 Anniversary Awards Luncheon by logging onto www.voice25awards.webs. com; gmailing to: voice25awards@gmail. com; faxing to 773/889-5168; or by calling THE VOICE at 773/889-0880.
Tickets are $30 per person and $300 for a table of ten, with proceeds providing a fund for employing local youth at the newspapers.