BRATTLEBORO -- The sixth annual White Cane Awareness Day event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to celebrate the independence and self-sufficiency of blind people in America and the white cane as a symbol of that independence and self-reliance. The event will begin at noon in front on the Brooks Memorial Library on Main Street with an introduction by author Linda Goodspeed, followed by a walk to Elliott Street and back. Everyone is invited to participate and a limited supply of free tee-shirts will be given out.
Prior to the walk, at 10:30, Goodspeed will be giving a talk in the community meeting room at the library during the monthly meeting of the Peer Assisted Learning Support group for adults living with blindness or low vision.
The talk is open to the public.
Goodspeed is the author of three books -- "In and Out of Darkness: Losing Vision, Gaining Insight," "Redfield Proctor and the Division of Rutland," and "Pico, Vermont."
The White Cane Awareness Day Walk is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Vermont's Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. For more information, call 802-254-8761.