Valley Center For the Blind held a grand opening Friday afternoon at 3417 W. Shaw Ave.
Rep. Jim Costa, Miss Fresno County Kelsey Schulteis, members of the Fresno Fire Department and Miss White Cane Shaela Warkentin were there as VCB officially opened its doors.
Fresno Farsighted Puppy Raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind had handlers and puppies on site to provide demonstrations, discuss training and answer questions. Guests had the chance to take part in interactive demonstrations such as Orientation and Mobility, where participants had the chance to be blindfolded and guided using a white cane.
Established in 1973, Valley Center for the Blind provides services for over 300 blind and visually impaired individuals annually. Services include educational classes such as Braille, Assistive Technology training, Orientation and Mobility, and Independent Living Skills.