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Star Community celebrates 40 years

July 06, 2010
  • Loretta Claiborne spoke at Star Community's 40th anniversary celebration on June 26.
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Loretta Claiborne spoke at Star Community's 40th anniversary celebration on June 26.

Claiborne is the first Special Olympics athlete to be elected to the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.

Born partially blind and unable to walk or talk until the age of four, she went on to complete more than 25 marathon races and numerous Special Olympics gold medals.

Claiborne's life story was made into a TV movie and she has been the guest of honor at places such as the White House, and for Sargent and Eunice Shriver.

Star Community, formerly known as Anita Lynne Home, is a residential community for people with developmental disabilities.

It's comprised of residences on 145 acres, complete with a greenhouse, an indoor swimming pool, a nature trail, a wheelchair-accessible fishing pond nd a therapeutic riding center, according to its website.

In addition, Star offers a comprehensive range of residential and day program options, all of which are based in faith and executed with love and respect for the individuals served.

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