Circus coming to Lexington May 9, will benefit the Visual Bucket List Foundation


The Culpepper & Merriweather (C&M) Circus will perform at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 in the lot in front of the Lexington water plant, 152 Plymouth St. The call has gone out in the community, but it first came to Steve Myers, co-founder of The Visual Bucket List Foundation . He was recently contacted by both the circus and the eSight Eyewear, which provides electronic glasses for people who are visually impaired. First, Myers took a call from the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus , asking to partner with the Mansfield-based nonprofit to bring the big top to Lexington. Then, only a few days later, he received an email from eSight Eyewear, detailing the story of 13-year-old Connor Wills, of Berlin Center, and asking for assistance to provide the boy with a pair of glasses. " " “Things seem to happen this way for us. They happen at the right time,” Myers said. “If we hadn’t got the call from the circus, we would have had to say, we can do what we can, but don’t have all the funds.” Instead, the Mansfield-based nonprofit wrote a check for $2,050. It was a stretch, but Myers is hopeful the partnership with the circus will bring in enough funds to counter the expense. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Visual Bucket List Foundation. When Wills receives his electronic glasses, he will be able to zoom in on information he otherwise can’t see. He was born with Optic Nerve Atrophy, a disease affecting the central and peripheral vision, visual clarity and his ability to see in dim lighting conditions. “While Connor has been lucky enough to have a few very good friends who look out for him and make sure he’s in the loop with what’s going on around him, we are hopeful that this technology might help him be able to truly participate in his life instead of living it vicariously through others’ descriptions and cheers,” his parents Chris and Staci wrote in an appeal for donations . The Circus The Culpepper & Merriweather (C&M) Circus will […]

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