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WATERBURY, CT- 03 DECEMBER 2009 --120309CM09-- William Pape (left) and Andrew Pape (center) are congratulated by Greater Waterbury Easter Seals President, Fran DeBlasio during 2009 Annual Easter Seals Meeting.  The Pape's accepted the Contractor of the Year award, which was bestowed to the Waterbury Republican-American for their services to Easter Seals. Mike Gaynor (right) was the presenter of the prestigious award. The event was held in downtown Waterbury at the Courtyard by Marriott and recognized accomplishments of clients and community leaders.   The organization, founded in 1958, has helped thousands of children and adults with a myriad of disabilities, acquire their own independence.  The oppertunity to succeed in their lives is offered by jobs, guidence through coaches and the support from their families and loved ones. <br />
Christopher Massa/ Republican-American