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Mike Donato, a rancher at Rainbow Acres, takes joy in trying to feed one of the animals during Saturday’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities. VVN/Bill Helm

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Rainbow Acres celebrates 40 years

Honor the past, celebrate the present, vision the future

Growing up dyslexic, Ralph Showers dreamed of one day creating a place that could empower developmentally disabled adults. In 1974, the Baptist minister founded Rainbow Acres.