President of the White Cane Club Marilyn Vinson drawing a winning ticket, while Jim Vinson holds the barrel of tickets. Max Winkelman photo.

White Cane Club raffle raises $1,600

Support is ‘really important to us’

“It was great. I think it went very well,” says White Cane Club president Marylin Vinson. The club is a social support group for the blind and visually impaired.

After their expenses, they were able to raise $1,600, says Vinson, adding that they use it for anyone in the community, not just members for things such as assistive devices, transportation and information.

Sally Neale won the diamond necklace, two planters were won by Rita Case, Greg Spence won the $50 Safeway card and the last prize went to Nancy Mah, according to Vinson.

She’s very happy with the fundraiser, she says.

“Partly because it is a fundraiser but also because it gets us out in the community where people see us and talk to us about vision loss and maybe they know somebody who might need some help. It just puts us out in the public and I really think that’s important.

“I’d [like to] just really thank the community as always. They’re just so supportive of our group and it’s really important to us.”

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