October 4-5, 2013 & April 11-12, 2014
The familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom is used by blind and visually impaired persons in many countries. This simple device was invented in 1930 by Lion George A. Bonham of the Peoria, Illinois, USA, Lions Club. Today, blind and visually impaired people throughout the world use Bonham's invention.
Instruction in the use of white canes is taught by schools for the blind. This includes explanations of "white cane laws" which state that motorists must yield the right of way to the blind and visually impaired. During Our White Cane Days we raise money to purchase Sight Canes and other devices that the sight impaired would need to lead a more happy productive life within the community. We also take the chance to educate the public in White Cane laws