Employment center celebrating a 50 year journey

It has been an uphill road all the way but director Kayleen Beecher says the Cache Employment and Training Center is ready to celebrate 50 years of serving people with disabilities. Beecher says the opening event comes on Friday, June 17 with the Bike With Brent event starting at Willow Park at 10:30 a.m.Beecher says the center is proud of Brent Carpenter, who carried the torch into the Utah State University Spectrum leading up to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Beecher says Brent began with the program many years ago.”I think as a child he had been taught to ride his bicycle,” she said, “but then at the center he was taught all of the safety laws of how to be safe out on the road. And he was successful.”We helped him find a job at the university and Food Services. He worked there for many, many years and just recently retired from that job. However, he still volunteers there and enjoys being up at the university. “He’s just a local celebrity that everyone knows even if they don’t know his name they know who Brent is riding down the road on his bike.” Celebrate the Journey is the theme for the 50th anniversary activities which also include a consumer recognition meeting on June 20, summer picnic and carnival on June 22 and a banquet featuring Brad Barton’s Beyond Illusion along with a silent auction on June 25. More information is available on the website

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