Basket Weaving for Visually Impaired

Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg program that helps the visually impaired be more active in the community has moved to a new location.

Monday, Interfaith Outreach moved its basket weaving program to Calvary Baptist Church. T

he program has been around since the 1930s. It was taken over by Interfaith Outreach about 30 years ago. The group meets every Monday to make clay figures and baskets.

Directors say they are happy to be in a new location.

"It was a little sad moving stuff out of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church which had been the headquarters for the program for so long, but we think this is going to breathe new life into the program and we're very excited, Calvary has agreed to take on the challenge," said Shawne Farmer, executive director of the Interfaith Outreach Association.

Interfaith Outreach is starting a speaker's series at the Summit in Wyndhurst in Lynchburg. It kicks of Tuesday at noon. Topics will include macular degeneration and diabetes.

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