Gravette Lions Club sets White Cane Day

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Members of the Gravette Lions Club will hold their annual White Cane Day Saturday, Sept. 23. They will have tables set up at CV's $avers Club, at Dollar General and at the Hiwasse fall festival and will be accepting donations to help with their sight conservation work. White Cane Day began in 1930 when a Lions Club member watched a blind man crossing a busy street with a black cane. Realizing the dark cane was hardly visible, his club decided to paint it white to make it more visible to oncoming motorists. The first special White Cane Ordinance was passed in Peoria, Ill. It granted blind pedestrians protection and the right-of-way whenever they were using a white cane....

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