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VRC March 2019 Blog🍀

The Vision Resource Center provides opportunities and resources to improve the quality of life of adults and children in the Cape Fear Region who are visually impaired.

In honor of Black History Month, the VRC Adults attended "True to Yourself" featuring actor Boris Kodjoe at Fayetteville State University, J.W. Seabrook Auditorium February 23rd. Many Thanks to the Arts Council of Fayetteville.

"True to Yourself" featuring actor Boris Kodjoe

Fayetteville State University, J.W. Seabrook Auditorium

Methodist University Spotlight: Michael Macias

"One of the unexpected joys of life on the Methodist University campus comes from the big grand piano situated in the lobby of Berns Student Center. The everyday pool table matches and ping-pong games are punctuated with particularly sweet strains of classical masterpieces when freshman Michael Macias stops by to play. You would never suspect that Michael is visually impaired. Credit goes to Brian Todd Barnette's Bits and Peaces Production for the use of the footage he produced for the Real Winning Edge portion of this video". Go to for more of Michael's music on iTunes.

March 8th field trip to the Dollar Tree to do some much needed shopping, then off to Mac's for some lunch.

International Women's Day March 8th. Here's to strong women. May we know them. May be be them. May we raise them. - unknown

Movie Time again, March 12th at AMC Fayetteville 14 (Madea's Funeral). Many THANKS to AMC Fayetteville 14 for providing Audio Description Technology in their theaters. Cinema Audio Description (AD) is a fantastic service for people with sight loss.

AMC Fayetteville 14 at 4761 Lake Valley Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Looking ahead to our up coming road trip (March 22nd) to the Cypress Bend Vineyards

Cypress Bend Vineyards 21904 Riverton Rd, Wagram, NC

The VRC youth group is excited to attend a Private Screening of Disney's "DUMBO" on Saturday, March 30th followed by pizza buffet. Many THANKS to Millstone 14 for providing Audio Description Technology in their theaters.

Millstone 14 Theater Fayetteville

Art Beyond Sight Program - Teacher Latoya Artis

Art by Edna Dawson

SAVE THE DATE! for VRC Youth Summer Camp! June 17-21, 2019. Cost ($30.00). Activities include: Jones Lake Trip, Cooking lessons with B&B Catering, Arts & Crafts, Archery, Movies, Independent living activities and much much more....... To reserve your spot or to volunteer call Terri Thomas at 910-483-2719.

The VRC 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 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: Volunteers Needed

To VOLUNTEER call (910) 483-2719

A Note From Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas

Happy March!!!!

We are so proud of Michael Macias and all his accomplishments! It is so awesome to know that one our very own is in college pursuing his dream.

Things are happening in the background for the VRC....Can't wait to give you all the scoop. We are getting excited!!

We THANK with all our hearts, United Way, Elizabeth A. Hudspeth and Cornelia "Neill" Bullock Wilkins Funds of Cumberland Community Foundation, Cape Fear Kiwanis, local trusts, donors we could not make the difference we do without you!!

Make a difference in the world of people with no or low vision.

#VRC #1939-2018#80yearsofservice#growth#giving#thanks

Until next time

With love and blessings,

Terri Thomas

Executive Director

Vision Resource Center

…..Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired

We are so excited about all the BIG THINGS COMING for VRC in 2019! STAY TUNED.....

Stay tuned for all the "Amazing Things" happening at VRC in 2019!

VRC Happenings in March 2019:

Mar 06: Family Meeting @ BINGO 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mar 08: Dollar Tree and Mac's for Lunch 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mar 12: Movies Adults TBD - Madea's Funeral

Mar 14: Tokay 9:30 am -11:00 am

Mar 19: Tokay 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Mar 21: Tokay 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Mar 22: Cypress Bend Winery 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mar 25: Botanical Gardens and Lunch 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mar 26: Tokay 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Mar 30: VRC Youth - Millstone 14 DUMBO Movie & Lunch 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please call James to cancel your ride at 910-476-6684

Watch for more updates! Follow our Facebook page and check out our website at for more information.

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