The group from the Dallas Lighthouse was on hand at the Frisco City Council Chambers on January 5, 2016 to congratulate John Turner, a former Board member and major advocate for Blind and Disabled persons. John, a former Frisco resident was honored by the City and presented with a lifetime achievement resolution that was issued by the Texas State Legislature. The Mayor of Frisco Hon. Maher Maso proclaimed January 5th John Turner Day. A life sized bronze statue of John with his dog Ebeneezer will soon begin construction and will be dedicated upon its completion.
"We at the Dallas Lighthouse wish to commend John for his advocacy and tireless service to persons who are Blind and Visually Impaired," commented Hugh McElroy, President & CEO of the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. "He has been a heroic leader of those with disabilities at the local, State and National levels and has been an incredible resource for our organization as well as serving all who have crossed his path in need of guidance and support."
L-R David Bowe, Board member, Hugh McElroy President & CEO, honoree John Turner with his seeing eye dog Ebeneezer, Blake Lindsay, Communications Director, Melissa Hildebrand, HR Director, Greg Bogard, CFO
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
Founded in 1931, the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit 501c3, focuses on improving and enhancing the lives and opportunities of individuals in North Texas affected by blindness. Our guiding principle is the belief that with knowledge, training and motivation, people with visual impairments can succeed and thrive in any workplace, live productive and meaningful lives, and be important contributors to their communities. For more information, visit www.dallaslighthouse.org.