NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Braille and Cane Club will host a Christmas party for area public school students with visual impairments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent's Suite B, located on the second floor of the student center.

This annual event will include shopping for holiday gifts, lunch, decorating ornaments and games.

SFA Braille and Cane Club historian Gail Avey said the event's goal is to "spread holiday cheer."

"This event is important because it allows children who are visually impaired to have an experience they wouldn't normally get, and it is important for SFA students because it gives them the opportunity to work with children who are visually impaired," Avey said.

More than 40 SFA students will be participating in the event. The Braille and Cane Club is a student-governed organization that strives to bring awareness about visual impairments to the public.

For more information about the event, contact Michael Munro, instructor in SFA's Department of Human Services, at (936) 468-1036 or