The Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind is proud to be partnering with the Luzerne County Intermediate Unit 18, Community Services for Sight, and the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center to help organize a Fashion Show featuring children who are blind or visually impaired on Saturday, September 24. This Fashion Show is the brainchild of Cassandra Thomas, a Pittston Area student and InSight Kids Club of NEPA members. Cassandra’s goal was to feature only blind or visually impaired student models in an effort to bring awareness to visual impairments proving that a disability does not define who you are.
The Fashion Show will be held at the Wilkes-Barre Area CTC (350 Jumper Road, Plains) beginning at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 24 and is slated to feature 25 children, ages ranging from two to eighteen, modeling fashions from local consignment shops like Lolliposh Clothing & Gifts, The Snooty Fox and R Kids 2 Yours.
Prior to the Fashion Show, there will be a Parent Expo held in lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Area CTC beginning at 1:00pm. This will be an interactive expo open to all parents/guardians/caregivers to give an opportunity to learn all about the amazing services and innovative adaptive aides available to assist their blind or visually impaired child.
There will be multiple vendors on site to demonstrate items, low vision specialists, as well as representatives from local/regional agencies on hand to explain their beneficial programs, such as the Bureau of Blindness of Visual Services, Early Intervention and Enhanced Vision. For more information on the expo or the fashion show please contact Amy Feldman at 570-693-3555 x. 223 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind is to help blind and visually impaired individuals achieve the best possible quality of life by providing compassionate services and to prevent vision loss through education and early detection for people of all ages.