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January 31, 2013

Friday will be a special day for visually impaired students

It's not quite in its 117th year like the Fort Worth Stock Show, but the collaboration between AT&T Pioneers and Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth to bring visually impaired students to the event is a tradition in itself.

When the two organizations team up Friday to take more than 50 DFW students from about 10 school districts to the Stock Show and Rodeo, it will mark more than 30 years of doing so, according to a news release from Lighthouse spokeswoman Nancy Fisher.

The students will enjoy play-by-play commentary of activities in the rodeo arena through special headphones and will get up close and personal with animals at the Westland Ranch Petting Zoo.

Horseback riding and tours of the rodeo grounds will also be available. The students will dine on hot dogs and sodas donated by Coburn's and take home a goodie bag courtesy of the AT&T Pioneers, described on their website as the nation's largest company-sponsored volunteer organization.

-Patrick M. Walker

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