April Bring FRESH Activities to the VRC!

 

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Tai Chi is a new program we’re excited to offer at the VRC!

 

Are you ready to dance for a purpose and that purpose be your health? We are adding Zumba to our calendar! Every Thursday at 10 a.m. we will dance our way to better health and hopefully have as much fun as possible along the way. Our people spoke, and we listened. So we’ve added health activities and more social interaction. We also added tai chi to our program, for mind, body, and soul, thanks to Cumberland Community Foundation and Elizabeth Hudspeth. We keep our numbers down to six per class so that our participants can get the best experience. If you’d like to sign up to help out, call the center at (910) 483-2719 to get added this program.

Much thanks to Cape Fear Botanical Garden and the Elizabeth Hudspeth grant from CCF for the therapeutic horticulture activities last month! Our participants love the tactile and senses programming created by the Garden. We also would like to thank LC Industries for putting on a spectacular job fair last month. We have so many visually impaired and blind who want to work. We have leads for people and hope to facilitate success for each of them in this area.

 

 

 

In Loving Memory of Leola Johnson…

The VRC lost one of our angels March 21st, Leola Johnson, our van driver’s wife and member of the VRC, Leola was a generous and giving spirit. The VRC will miss her much.

 

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James Johnson and his beautiful wife of 47 years, Leola.

 

A Note from Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas

terri“It’s time to CLUCK CLUCK…..

Be a part of our 3rd Annual Vision Resource Center (VRC) Chicken Wing Cook-Off. What is it? Ten Contestants are showing off their expert chicken wing cooking skills to win the Judges Choice $500.00, or the People’s Choice $500.00 prizes (chicken wings provided by Mountaire Farms, our premier sponsor for the event). Proceeds to benefit providing more independent living skills and holistic programming for blind and visually impaired people here in Cumberland County. This is a special year we have been in business for over 80 years!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 3rd Annual Out of Sight Wing Fling is happening August 25th from 3-8 pm at Festival Park in Fayetteville!!!!

 

How you can be a part of this:

 Sponsorship Levels
On Fire: $2500.00
Smokin Hot: $1000.00
Spiced Right: $500
Sauced Up: $250.00
Sweet Side: $100.00

Competitors:
$75.00/ team of four

Vendors-Food Trucks:
$100.00 each

Help us in the celebration of 80 years of service to the blind and visually impaired in our community. More great things to come!! Keep watching! #vrconthemove

Until next time,

~Terri”

Coming Up in April:

April 1: Happy Easter

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April 3: Tai Chi Team A. 2:30-3:30 pm. Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NC

April 9: Clay Art Painting Portion 2:00 pm Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NC

April 10: Tai Chi Team B. 2:30-3:30 pm. Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NC

April 12: Zumba! 10-11 am Join us for our first Zumba class and dance your way to health! Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NCApril 16: Pavers Unlimited Advocacy Group Meeting. 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch provided. Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay.

April 16: Pavers Unlimited Advocacy Group Meeting. 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch provided. Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay.

April 17: Movie TBD. Patriot Theatre Using assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired, we will experience a movie-going experience where we can have the movie described through headphones, so the participants get the full movie experience. 4761 Lake Valley Drive, Fay.

April 18: Salvation Army. 10:30-11:30 am

April 19: Zumba! 10-11 am Join us for our second Zumba class and dance your way to health! Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NC
April 19: Sense and Sensibility 7:30 pm Cape Fear Regional Theater. $20 per person 1209 Hay Street, Fay.

April 20-22: Camp Caraway, Asheville, NC

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April 24: Tai Chi Team A. 2:30-3:30 pm. Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NC

April 25: Family Meeting. 11 am to 1. Find out what is happening at our Center and with the participants. Having family members present is wonderful so that you can learn about what we’re planning and how we help the visually impaired and blind people that we serve: 2886 Owen Drive, Fay

April 26: Zumba! 10-11 am Join us for Zumba class! Gilmore Center, 1600 Purdue Dr. Fay, NC

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The VRC sure could use your help! We always need volunteers, so if you are looking for a way to give back to your community, try the VRC. We need you to become a “friend” to someone and to become the eyes of someone else. You describe the environment and help them to navigate in new places or situations (for those that need the help). We invite you to join us and find out just how fulfilling and FUN it is to be a part of this great organization! More about volunteering can be found here: www.visionresourcecentercc.org/you-can-help.

Coming Up Soon:

3rd Annual Out of Sight Wing Fling: August 25, Festival Park 3-8:00p.m.

Summer Camp for the youth: August 6- August 17

Camp Dogwood Adult Camp: July 29- August 4th

Keep watching for more updates! Follow our Facebook page and check out our website at http://www.visionresourcecentercc.org for more information.

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