The Iowa School for the Blind and Sight Saving School (ISBSSS) of Vinton, Iowa has never had a calendar of its own in its 153 year history, so the IBSSS Mary Ingalls Society is very excited to offer 100 numbered copies of this First Edition Calendar. If this 2015 calendar does well there are plans to have calendars offered annually highlighting the school and its story. Each calendar has beautiful colored pictures of the school’s campus and some bits of information about Mary Ingalls.
Calendar #1 of this First Edition will be offered for sale through a silent auction. Bids can be made by calling the school 319-472-5221 Ext. 1110 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A beginning bid of $25.00 has been made. The lucky winner will be announced on February 9, 2015.
Calendars may be purchased in person on at the main office of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School for $10.00 per calendar. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. While you are there be sure to take a stroll through the Founders Room and at other artifacts displayed on the first floor of Old Main. The calendars will also be available through Vinton Unlimited office at 310 A. Ave. Be watching for other locations in town to see and/or purchase these keepsakes. We hope you take the time to stop in either location to take a look.
To order by mail, e-mail to the address above and you will be contacted with further information. To cover mailing expenses, the calendars will cost $12.50 to be purchased by mail. Payment will be accepted by check only. Checks need to be made out to VCF/IBSSS Mary Ingalls Society, P.O. Box 326, Vinton, Iowa 52349. These calendars are a great reminder of the beauty of the school and the community that is its home.
The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Mary Ingalls Society was founded in 2012 to work towards preserving the historical significance of the school and its connection to the Ingalls family. If you haven’t yet, LIKE their Facebook page.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.