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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For The Humanitarian Society Park

Thanks to a recent contribution from the Humanitarian Society’s Challenge of Champions World Class Charity Horse Show, the Habilitation Center in Boca Raton, Fla., held a groundbreaking ceremony for a lushly landscaped park that will grace its ten-acre campus in suburban Boca Raton. Participating in this long-awaited ceremony were Dr. Wayne T. Moses, founder and president of The Humanitarian Society, Inc., Louis J. Labadini, the society’s co-founder and vice president, Sabine Watt, president of the Habilitation Center’s board of directors and Bill Ferris, the center’s executive director.

The park, which was designed and will be developed by Jonathan Bouchard of JD Professional Landscaping of Coral Springs, Fla., will provide the Habilitation Center’s men and women with disabilities with a serene and secure environment in which they can relax, eat lunch, participate in counseling sessions as well as other therapeutic and leisure time activities.

In recognition of The Humanitarian Society’s extraordinarily generous support of this exciting project and so many others in the past, the Center will name the new addition to its property “The Humanitarian Society Park” and dedicate it in honor of The Humanitarian Society, Inc., Dr. Wayne T. Moses and Louis J. Labadini. “We are truly blessed to have the confidence and unwavering support of The Humanitarian Society and are profoundly indebted to it for bringing this exciting project to fruition,” said Bill Ferris.

The Habilitation Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary this October. “This is a phenomenal gift in honor of that important milestone and will serve as a lasting tribute to The Humanitarian Society and Dr. Wayne [Moses] for all they have done to contribute to the agency’s growth and development,“ Ferris said.

Since its inception in 1978, The Habilitation Center has provided adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs with a wide range of vocational training programs and support services. Its mission is to help these adults to lead useful and productive lives, with dignity, respect and independence.

A formal catered dedication will be held at The Humanitarian Society Park on June 19, 2003, at 11 a.m.

“Thank you to all of those who participate in The Challenge of Champions World Class Charity Horse Show each year, as you are each a part of this wonderful accomplishment,” said Dr. Moses.

To learn more about the Humanitarian Society, please call 561-362-8530. If you would like more information about the Habilitation Center, please call 561-482-4200.

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