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Joy of Hope Promises to Help the Vision Impaired

August 17, 2023 – Joy of Hope, Inc is the vision of founder Johnny Wheat. His goal is to open a live-in facility for blind people here in Hopkins County.

It will be a learning center to teach vision impaired people how to live without having to rely on others 100% of the time. This facility will rival ones in Austin, TX and other parts of the Nation.

Joy of Hope board members include Sulphur Springs Optometrist Andrew Yoder, O.D., Mary W. Hendrix, Ph.D, Ron Stanley, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom and Brent Barclay.

At this point, Joy of Hope is just getting their feet off the ground. “We are trying to get the word out about the Joy of Hope, and it’s mission.” said Yoder. Brent Barclay said, “I am looking forward to serving the board, and helping to make Sulphur Springs a better place for the blind.”

There will be a press conference on the steps of the Hopkins County Courthouse on Monday August 21, 2023 at 11AM. Wheat and board members will be on hand to give details on the project.

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