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VRC September 2019 BLOG

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Join us for this UNIQUE “Limited Vision” Experience at the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Segra Stadium Veterans Lounge September 21st (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm). Enjoy Fine Dining, Local Brews and Live Music (featuring the Guy Unger Band) and test your luck with the Game of Chance. Tickets ON SALE NOW at or for more information call 910-483-2719

What an amazing way to end our summer with our annual 'Youth Surf Camp' with the OceanCure Foundation. Youth had an amazing day in the sun catching some waves 🏄🏼‍♂️

Carolina Beach August 8th with the OceanCure Foundation

Nothing like a trip to the NC State Farmer's Market to get some fresh produce. So many choices! Lunch at Big Ed's was a great way to end our time in Raleigh!

NC State Farmers Public Market 1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Big Ed's City Market 220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Attending a City Council meeting for voices to be heard about the necessity for FastTrac services to be extended to accommodate and help keep our blind/visually impaired safe. Thanks to all who came out and showed their support.

Our Assistive Technology Day provided demonstrations of the latest low vision aids available. Several of our blind and visually impaired members had the opportunity to test out devices to aid with their limited sight levels.

Vision Resource Center 2736 Cedar Creek Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312

Another amazing night at Cypress Bend Winery! Nothing like letting your hair down and dancing the night away on Jazzy Fridays!

Cypress Bend Vineyards 21904 Riverton Rd, Wagram, NC 28396

End-of-Summer Cookout! We are so thankful to our open house guests we now have a grill for people. Kudos goes to Steve Goodson who helped the VRC select and pick up the grill, put it together, borrowed the tanks from Kiwanis Club of Cape Fear (thank you Bill Drewry and Kiwanis) and cooked for over 50 people. It may be time to start packing up the sunscreen and bathing suits, but we found time to fire up the grill and have a cookout! Shout out to all our volunteers!

Vision Resource Center 2736 Cedar Creek Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312

Touring the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens and a mosaic art project....what a relaxing way to end the week!

Cape Fear Botanical Garden 536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Thanks to Giovanna Gordon for sharing her story and expression of gratitude at United Way of Cumberland County's kickoff luncheon. All of us at the Vision Resource Center appreciate you!

Thanks to Michael Lehmann and the volunteers at Publix! We enjoyed our tour and tasty samples!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! The Vision Resource Center 7th Annual Out of Sight Night at the Park Event. Join us for this UNIQUE “Limited Vision” Experience at the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Segra Stadium September 21st (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm). The Vision Resource Center Signature Fundraiser supports the blind & visually impaired adults and children in our community through their life journey sightless.

Tickets ON SALE NOW at more information call 910-483-2719

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Systel | Cape Fear Eye Associates | Fayetteville Woodpeckers


Eben Concepts| Ramon Yarborough


Up & Coming Weekly

Better Vision

Array Magazine


Dr. Edward Dickerson, IV - Cape Fear Aesthetics/Fayetteville Plastic Surgery

Painting by Design


Elaine Baillie

Wade Hardin Plumbing


Dr. Michael Shereff

Wiseman Mortuary, Inc.

Dr. Jeremiah Davis

Donna Carroll

Steve & Dina Goodson

First Bank

Bob Smith

A-plus Consulting, Inc.

First Citizens

Rick & Carol Foster

Segra Stadium 460 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC

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

2736 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville, NC 28312 | (910) 483-2719 |

A Note From Our Executive Director, Terri Thomas

Join us for our 7th Annual Out of Sight Dining, this year, its a Night at the Park, Segra Stadium, home of our Fayetteville Woodpeckers!

What will you expect that night? Food, Fun, music by Guy Unger band and DJ "Q", awareness and more FUN !! Did I say FUN ?

Vendors will be on hand for the Fun. Devices used by people with vision loss will be available for our guests to try with simulation glasses and blindfolds. The" limited vision" experience is not mandatory but is an EXPERIENCE. Hollywood Java will be there with some tasty coffee samples for you to try with limited vision.

The VRC Game of Chance will take the place of the silent auction this year. A game of chance raffle ticket sells for $10.00. Each guest that purchases a ticket will have the opportunity to win raffle items/packages (from lowest to highest value). There will be several chances to win some pretty AWESOME stuff, and help the VRC raise $10,000 for our youth program ages birth to thirteen and family support. Space is limited this year, and tickets are moving fast!

September will also bring some new programming, Yoga, and Relaxation with Eva. We are getting our gym-ready now for the class, many thanks to LCI, United Way of Cumberland County, and Cumberland Community Foundation for helping us to enhance the lives of the visually impaired.

More wish-list items purchased thanks to Gayle Araki, Minnie Varnado, some anonymous angels for helping to continue making the VRC home.

Until next time,

Thankful and humbled by all our blessings,

Terri Thomas

Executive Director

Vision Resource Center

…..Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired

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VRC Happenings in September 2019:

Sep 02: Happy Labor Day!

Sep 04: Family Meeting (11:00 to 1:45 pm)

Sep 10: Movies TBA

Sep 11: Yoga (2:45-3:30 pm) | Relaxation (3:30-4:00 pm) at VRC

Sep 19: Mamma Mia! Cape Fear Regional Theatre (7:30 pm)

Sep 21: VRC 7th ANNUAL BLINDFOLDED DINING EVENT (Out of Sight Night at the Park) 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Segra Stadium

Sep 24: Canvas Painting at the Botanical Gardens & Lunch (10:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Sep 25: Yoga (2:45-3:30 pm) | Relaxation (3:30-4:00 pm) at VRC

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

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