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HIGHLAND — NWI Parkinson’s recently celebrated the opening of its new office and programming space, as well as the debut of Elizabeth’s new storefront.

More than 135 NWI Parkinson’s supporters were in attendance for the opening.

Tom Byelick, president of the Munster Chamber of Commerce, served as the master of ceremonies. DJ and singer Teddy M provided entertainment, while Pokros Brewing and Texas Corral donated refreshments.

“NWI Parkinson’s provides many important services and to the region citizens afflicted with Parkinson disease," Byelick said. "And, the addition of Elizabeth’s upscale boutique is an incredible supplement to downtown Highland’s business-scape."

Libby (Elizabeth) Woodbury, founder and CEO of NWI Parkinson’s, is excited about the new homes for NWI Parkinson’s and her boutique, which donates all its proceeds to Parkinson's charities.

“I am happy that my boutique can provide support and resources to the NWI Parkinson’s organization," she said. "We’ve been able to provide special classes, such as kickboxing and Qigong, at no cost to Parkinson’s patients, and we’ve also organized provide fun and unique fundraising events to support the organization’s outreach in Northwest Indiana."

The new building is the old Gaslight Court Building in downtown Highland, 2927 Jewett Ave. NWI Parkinson’s regular office hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. Elizabeth’s store hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, except 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, with special appointments made in advance by calling 219-237-2342. The store is closed on Sundays.


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