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MILC honors staff during holiday party

By Brandi Makuski

Several staff members at Midstate Independent Living Choices, Inc. were honored for their work this week.

During its annual holiday party on Dec. 5, the employees were recognized for their time in service—ranging from two months to over 30 years—by Zoe Kujawa, MILC’s executive director, and Kevin Ruder, who sits on the MILC board of directors.

MILC employees, 51 percent of whom are themselves disabled, work to empower citizens with various disabilities to make healthy choices. They provide referrals, peer support, independent living skills training, advocacy services, assistance with financial planning, and community education.

“I was very excited when Zoe asked me to be involved in giving you awards for your participating,” Ruder told the group. “I’ve seen firsthand some of the benefits this organization provides to citizens with disabilities in the community, and I thank you all.”

The following employees were honored:  Cynthia Groshek, Evelyn Buckles, Karalyn Peterson, Shawn Serafin, Melissa Judnic, Patricia Soik, Barbara Haggen, Brenda Krohn, Jennifer Strike, Cheryl Sabin, Karen Spaulding, Nancy Keller, Robyn Dunahee, Kristine Maynard, Shari Brunes, Jill Walter, Andrea Cisewski, Diane Reilly, Anne Vogt, Sandra Walkush, Pamela Nauss, Barbara Radtke, Adam Lewis, Zoe Kujawa, Dixie Weber, Jenna Helminski, Tiffany Bredlau, Sydney Timmerman, Eric Riskus, Morgan Pankratz, Cindy Yang, and Oceana Martinez.

MILC is located at 3262 Church St. in Stevens Point. For more information call (715) 344-4210 or email the office at milc@milc-inc.org.