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High Point Village to break ground on enrichment center

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High Point Village will break ground on Phase I of their 21,947 square foot enrichment center this Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Kent Street. Phase II, which will include residential living cottages will follow in short order.

There are an estimated 250,000 functionally disabled individuals ages 5-64 live in or within 175 miles of the Lubbock metropolitan area. During the past year, High Point Village has served 200 such individuals with developmental disabilities including Down Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy through 'Reach High' classes and the 'Can Do' conference. With the increasing population, willing volunteers and desire to add residential living to the program, expansion quickly became necessary.

Launching their capital campaign, High Point Village will become a residential community that empower individuals with functional disabilities to achieve their full potential through educational, vocational, social and spiritual growth.

"We are ecstatic to take this first step towards making the residential enrichment center a reality," said Fritzi Cates, Executive Director at High Point Village. "We so appreciate the donors whose support has lead us to this point and we look forward to partnering with new donors to see the center come to fruition."

"When asked to co-chair this capital campaign, I was glad to accept," noted State Representative Charles Perry. "All you have to do is spend some time with these precious people to realize the good work High Point is doing for families across West Texas. Together, we will expand their impact."

The press and public are encouraged to attend the groundbreaking. Attendees must enter from the Milwaukee Avenue entrance to avoid road construction on Kent Street. Board members, villagers (those served by the center), campaign co-chairs Charles Perry and Sam Scheef as well as Fritzi Cates with High Point Village will be available for interviews directly following the brief groundbreaking ceremony. Chief sponsors include: ARMtech, The Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, Peoples Bank and United Cotton Growers.

To learn more, visit HighPointVillage.org

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