The 27th Annual Holiday House benefiting the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments was held December 12th at the home of Jim and Stacey Weddle in Clayton. Guests enjoyed tours of the home, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a dinner buffet. All proceeds from the event benefit the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.

The Holiday House was started in 1990 as a way for Delta Gamma Center supporters to visit with friends during the holidays as well as raise funds for the center. Holiday House chair, Erin Toohey, said “Giving isn’t just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference. Our sincerest thanks go out to all the sponsors, friends, and supporters who so lovingly opened their hearts and made a BIG difference in this year’s record-breaking Holiday House for DGC Kids.”

The mission of the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is to help children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential through family-centered, specialized services, and community support. Services include education, orientation and mobility services, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy services for children with complex developmental challenges. The Center has recently introduced Low Vision Evaluations to further assist the early intervention team. A broad array of family support services are available as well. The GRADS (Group Recreation and Developmental Support) Program, provides unique opportunities for school age youth to develop friendships, independence and participation in community activities.

Photos and story by Christina Kling-Garrett