News: Neillsville – Winnebago Home Dedication (1971)

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Surnames: Reid, Newgent

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 12 Aug 1971

Hailded by Joseph Reid, Executive Director of the Child Welfare League of America, as the most imaginative cottages for child care in the country, the new facilities at Winnebago Children's Home in Neillsville (Clark Co., Wis.) will be dedication at three o'clock on the afternoon of Sunday, August 22, 1971.

Representing the first significant breakthrough in the design of residences for trouble children in half a century, the cottages have received massive publicity and are being featured in three national journals. Child Welfare, Architectural Forum, and United Church Herald.

Frank Newgent, Administrator of the Division of Family Services for the state of Wisconsin, will be the dedication speaker.

Music with a beat will be provided by the Belles of St. Mary's award winning girls team and bugle corps from Rhinelander. This inety-five member group appears in a hundred concerts and competitions each year and has traveled 100,000 miles since it was organized in 1956.

Winnebago Children's Home offers treatment and special education for emotionally disturbed boys and girls from every county in Wisconsin.

Dedication of the new facilities and inspection of the cottages is open to the public.

Readers wishing to participate in the $700,000 build fund are urged to send their gifts to Winnebago Outreach, Winnebago Children's Home, Neillsville, Wisconsin, 54456.



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