Richmond State Supported Living Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary


Finishers from the Richmond Ramble 5K Run: Judy Schmid, Kevin Deerman, Ida Mendeola, Samantha Schmid, Michael Sardelich, Mark Schmid, Kim Deerman and Ashley Powell.

Richmond State Supported Living Center celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a fun filled week of activities. The week started off with the Ramble 5k, an elected officials brunch and an appreciation luncheon along with many other celebratory activities for the residents and their families to enjoy.

Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, Jimmy Miller and Nancy Kircher.

The Volunteer Services Council of the Richmond State Supported Living Center kicked off the Golden Anniversary Week with the inaugural Richmond Ramble 5k Run, Walk or Roll presented by OCuSOFT, Inc. Over 100 runners plus more than 40 volunteers braved the wind and rain for this fun event. Runners made two laps around the scenic campus of the Richmond State Supported Living Center and every finisher on this fast track received a medal.

Nicci Byrd, Judy Schmid, Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Shannan Stavinoha and Cynthia Fannin.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary at the Elected Officials Brunch, Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith delivered a keynote presentation on the history of State Supported Living Centers and the future of healthcare in Texas. Senator Lois Kolkhorst spoke about the importance of the State Supported Living Centers to Texas and the value that it brings to those with disabilities. Several representatives joined in the festivities and took tours of the facility after brunch.

Randy Lewis, Lowell and Zoe Switzer with Diane and Johnny Ferro.

The Volunteer Services Council finished the 50th Anniversary week with the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This event celebrated the many volunteers who give generously of their time and talents every day to the people who call the Richmond State Supported Living Center Home.