Participants Rock Loveland Center’s 60th Anniversary Luncheon

Fine dining, dynamic dance moves, and lauds of love filled the Westin Hotel Ballroom, downtown Sarasota on Thursday, October 20th as the Loveland Center toasted “Cheers to 60 Years” of community and camaraderie. Conceived back in 1962 by a group of parents determined to establish a productive, safe environment for adults with disabilities, Loveland Center celebrated this momentous occasion with more than 250 donors, staff, and each amazing participant from their Port Charlotte, North Port, Bradenton, and Venice programs. Accolades were bestowed by CEO Patrick Guerin, Dr. Kameron Hodgens of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and Board VP Brent Pinkerton, all commending Loveland Center’s success and legacy. An All-Star performance took center stage by Venice participants that not only dazzled guests but wowed and inspired the wonderful and dedicated Westin crew, ending in thunderous applause. Sixty years later, the tree that symbolizes Loveland Center continues to flourish with each of its four branches blossoming with possibilities, providing visibility to disability.