Blind Children Hunt Easter Eggs
photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph
Marquel Braden, 12, of New Chapel Hill, Texas walks with fellow Chapel Hill student Katelin Willngham, 11, as he describes to her what their matching stuffed bunnies look like during the third annual Lighthouse Easter Egg Hunt at Bergfeld Park Thursday afternoon in Tyler, Texas. Willingham is blind and Braden is visually impaired. The event featured beeping eggs for blind children and jumbo sized eggs for visually impaired children. East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and Tyler Independent School District volunteers helped run the event. The Easter egg hunt was an opportunity for visually impaired children to improve their orientation and mobility, their recreation and leisure skills and social skills.