Parc Center for Disabilities celebrates 70 years of impact | St. Pete Catalyst


Much has changed since the Parc Center for Disabilities welcomed its first 10 kids in 1953; however, two things have remained constant – the need for its services and the community’s support.

Mayor Ken Welch, St. Petersburg City Council members and local business leaders joined Parc’s leadership and some of the families it serves to celebrate the organization’s 70th anniversary Feb. 2 at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. Michelle Detweiler, president and CEO of Parc, called the event “amazing” and said she was proud to announce the Center is “in a very good position” despite a $5 million annual funding gap.

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