Submitted by Lafayette Wood, Alumni Association Member
The CVI Alumni Association was formed about seven years ago with a mission to provide scholarships for CVI STARS graduating high school students. The scholarships have grown from $50 to $200. We accomplish this by holding several fundraisers from August through June. We sell coupons for Krispy Cream donuts, hold a flat Screen TV raffle and host a blind entrepreneur / hot dog sale day.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, we will host our 5th Annual Blind Entrepreneur / Hot Dog Sale Day. The event will be held in CVI’s back parking lot so if it rains, we will have Wednesday, April 17, 2013, as the makeup date. The time will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. We will be selling grilled hot dogs with all of the condiments and other refreshments. So you can get your hot dogs for about five bucks with all the trimmings! There will also be great music provided by Master G, aka George Acey, who is one of our long-time friends and CVI board member.
In addition to purchasing one of America’s all-time favorite foods, about ten blind entrepreneurs will be displaying their products and services. These business owners will be selling items like jewelry, leather handbags and accessories, homemade soaps and crafts. The showcase of business owners compliments the hot dog sale by providing additional financial contributions to the fundraiser through table rentals and by demonstrating that people with vision loss can work successfully for themselves.
The hot dog sale is our largest fund raiser for the CVI STARS scholarship program for graduating high school students. We will have lots of volunteers for anyone needing assistance. We need your support for this very worthy cause. Please mark this day on your calendar and join us for a great inexpensive lunch and a fun time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Lafayette wood at 770-366-1125 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.