A kindhearted Findlay grandmother’s bake sale spearheaded a donation drive that has netted $1,555 to buy more than 100 braille children’s books for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.
Tracey Dindal organized the August two-day “Bake Sale for Braille” at Walmart on Trenton Avenue after she discovered that the library only stocked two braille books. Dindal’s granddaughter, Abbey Renea Hurt, is blind.
After the event, Dindal and Hurt presented a check for $1,330 to Library Director Jeff Winkle and Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik. The occasion was featured on the front page of the September-October issue of Book Ends, the library’s bimonthly newsletter.
“It’s certainly wonderful, and I give Miss Dindal a lot of credit for her persistence,” Winkle said.
“We are going to buy a shelf’s worth of adult books also. But we’ll pay for that out of our general fund,” he said.
In addition, a Findlay attorney donated $200 and another donor chipped in $25 for braille books – pushing the grand total to $1,555, Winkle explained.
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