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Voice of the Blue Ridge

3435 Melrose Avenue

Roanoke, Virginia 24017     


540-985-8992 (fax)

Enriching the lives of those with vision impairments

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 Resources for the blind and low vision

    Bookshelves containing books on tape and cassette          radio reading service radio        Dial In news computer         Large Print Calendar              Accessibility classes

    Recording Library                 Radio Reading Service                      Dial in News Services                         Large Print calendars             Technology Classes


Please join us!

An Evening to Benefit

Voice of the Blue Ridge

..enriching the lives of those with vision impairments.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hidden Valley Country Club

2500 Romar Drive

Salem, VA  24153

Tickets: $45 per person

Call 540-985-8900 to purchase tickets

* Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

* Silent Auction

* Live Auction

* Cash Bar and Lots of Fun

* Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Entertainment by Tim Martin


2014 First Fridays at Five

 We are very pleased to announce that Voice of the Blue Ridge has been selected as one of the participating charities in the 2014 First Fridays at Five!! Thanks to the great folks at First Fridays at Five who not only put on a heck of a party every... month but also help out so many deserving charities!!

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2014 Schedule of Remaining Events for First Fridays

August 1 • Fuzzy Logic

August 15 • McKenzie’s Mill

Sept 5 • Superhold

Sept 19 • The WORX

October 3 • Leggz


Events at Voice of the Blue Ridge

April 24, 2014 - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held

A volunteer appreciation dinner was hosted by Voice of the Blue Ridge in honor of the many volunteers who make our services possible. Volunteers with our Dial In News Service, Radio Reading Service and the Miss Virginia Pagent were our guests for a special evening of recognition, dinner and entertainment. Below are some pictures of this event. A big "thank you" to all of our volunteers. We truly could not provide our services without you!

Executive Director Jan Smyth with Board President Lila Dickerson Some of our honored guests Gift bags given to volunteers A listener and her friend attend the dinner

Executive Director Jan Smyth                Some of our honored guests                  Gift bags given to volunteers            A listener and her friend attend the dinner

and President of the Board Lila

Dickerson address the crowd.

More wonderful volunteers The singing group Revelation Jan and Sherrie greet guests Guests enjoying the entertainment

          More wonderful volunteers                 The singing group Revelation              Jan and Sherri greet guests                     Guests enjoying the entertainment

Book Club October reading is Sycamore Row by John Grisham. The November reading will be Calico Joe, another John Grisham book. The book club meets the first Wednesday of every month in the technology center at Voice of the Blue Ridge from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Please contact Irene Peterson at vobrtechcenter@gmail.com for more information.

The Apple users group will meet on September 24th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM at the tech center at Voice of the Blue Ridge.

Many thanks to the sponsors of our 2013

Evening to Benefit Voice of the Blue Ridge Event!!

Presenting Sponsor


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Platinum Sponsors


Drs. Newman, Blackstock and Associates

Our Lady of the Valley

Gold Sponsors

Business Solutions

Carilion Clinic

Dominion Air & Machinery

HomeTown Bank



Silver Sponsors

Agnis Chakravorty

Bank of Floyd

Professional Rehabilitative Options





National Christina Foundation

Member I A A I S

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