Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches officially opened its new facility in West Palm Beach, Thursday, April 15, kicking-off the 75th Anniversary. Donté Mickens, Chair of the Board, along with members of the Board of Directors, Interim Executive Director Mary Allen, Palm Beach County Commissioner Mack Bernard, donors, community partners and staff cut the ribbon along with the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches to officially open the doors of the new facility.
“75 years ago in April of 1946 ground was broke for the first building on Dixie Highway in downtown West Palm Beach and now this new facility just off I-95 and 45th Street is our third location,” said Mickens.
In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests were treated with a socially distant tour of the new facility which included the unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Donor Wall, demonstrations of various teaching techniques for the blind and visually impaired and lunch.
“This event kicks off our 75th Anniversary which we will celebrate all year, and culminate on December 2 with our 75th Anniversary Eye Ball,” said Mickens. This new chapter in our 75 year legacy is exciting, however, it will not deter from our mission, as Lighthouse will always remain focused on providing essential services for those with visual impairments in the five county area we serve.”