In 1976, the price of a gallon of gasoline was $.59, Apple Computer Company was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and Boone County citizens voted to approve a special property tax levy to support people with developmental disabilities. This proposition provided funding to create the Boone County Group Homes Board. One year later, Parkade House was opened providing a place to live for eight women with developmental disabilities. And that was only the beginning. Forty years later, Boone County Family Resources doesn’t operate any more group homes, but it continues to provide services and supports to more than 1,500 people in Boone County. We are proud to celebrate 40 years of helping people with developmental disabilities thrive in the community, connect with others and achieve personal goals.
Join us for a special event on Thursday, May 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Riechmann Pavilion at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. The evening promises to be a memorable one with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment and short program. A photo booth will be on site to commemorate the occasion. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP online or by calling 573-874-1995 ext. 160 if you plan to attend. We also invite you to share any special memories or photos you have with Boone County Family Resources.
Limited parking is available at the Riechmann Pavilion. Bus riders should use either Pink Route or Gold 2A.
Also check out Our History – an interactive timeline on our newly designed website.