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Central Park Campus Plays Host To VNA Exhibit

October 15, 2009 – The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Texas is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an exhibit at the Collin College Central Park Campus through Sunday, Nov. 15.

Located at the Consumer Health Information Center in the Central Park Campus library, the exhibit will include large-format photos, newspaper clippings, memorabilia and more showcasing the years of dedication and expansion of the association.

The organization was started during the Great Depression when Lillian Beckett and a small group of nurses went into the poorest areas around Dallas providing care.

As the Metroplex expanded, so did the association. It opened several branch offices, including the McKinney location which opened in 1979.

The Central Park Campus is located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. Its hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

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