Full Day of Activities Saturday for Visually Impaired

Sep 30, 2014 9:10 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Northern California Lions Clubs are teaming up to host "In-Sight-Full Day at Redding's Civic Auditorium on Saturday, October 4th, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

It's designed to help the blind and visually impaired throughout the Northstate to have a place for a day ... where they can see demonstrations of assistive technology devices to help them live fuller, more productive lives.

There will also be a variety of resources and agencies on hand, as well as food booths provided by district Lions Clubs.

And there will be plenty of speakers, with the keynote address at 5:30 p.m. provided by motivational speaker Patrick Henry Hughes of Louisville, Kentucky. Hughes was born without eyes and is unable to walk, yet has become a virtuoso pianist, vocalist and trumpet player.

Another activity at Saturday's event is a fundraising walk around the grounds of the Convention Center and Turtle Bay/Sundial Bridge. It's a benefit for the Lions Eye Foundation, which provides sight-saving surgeries and procedures for people without insurance, and no means to pay for it.

For more information visit www.aninsightfullday.org or "An In-Sight-Full Day" on Facebook.


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