who desired the same thing. Within the Àrst three months,
through our little Facebook group, before we were an ocial
nonproÀt, we had over families.µ 6artain said.
GROWTH WAS INEVITABLE
With the increasing number of families who wished to take
part in its programs, the sTuarefoot oce on West became
too small to accommodate its growth. The former Lawing
Building in historical 'owntown 9ero Beach had been
vacant for a few years, and the two-story property seemed
perfect for its Family Education Center.
Built in 1940, the building has always been a furniture store
run by diͿerent owners, the last of which was the /awing
family, who owns 9ero Furniture 0art Must around the corner.
Moms and dads once bought couches, dinettes and cribs at
Tropical Furniture, *rant Furniture and the Àrst 9ero Furniture
Mart to make their homes cozy. It seems they may have
left behind good family vibes for The Buggy Bunch. Sartain
gets a little dewy-eyed when she talks about being in the
´,t is a good place for families,µ 6artain said. ´, have a
relationship with business owners in town; these people are
friends. I love our community, love living here and serving
people. We could not be in a better place smack dab in the
middle of downtown.µ
The organization will move into its newly renovated
10,000-square-foot digs in the fall of 2018, and the city
couldn’t be more pleased with its new neighbor.
´We are very happy to see them here at our old location,µ
said 'aniel /awing, son of 0a /awing who bought the
building from John J. Schumann Sr. in the 1970s. >>
Children get to
learn social skills
at Buggy Bunch’s