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Bedford Of Chamber 99th Annual Dinner
Updated November 17, 2015 8:14 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - Craig MacFarlane will be the guest speaker at the Bedford Chamber 99th Annual Dinner.

MacFarlane, the victim of a horrible tragedy at the age of two that cost him his eyesight, took the lessons he learned from his experience and applied them in the most dramatic ways. Often referred to as the World's Most Celebrated Totally Blind Athlete, MacFarlane's athletic accomplishments is lengthy, if not impressive. He has won more than 100 gold medals, the majority against sighted competition. He has won multiple national championships in two countries. He has represented two countries internationally, and won on the world stage too. He has set records, and then exceeded them. He has even performed as a professional athlete, being the only totally blind person to ever achieve such success.

The result has been an impressive thirty-year, post-athletic career, as an internationally renowned keynote inspirational speaker and business advocate.

Treating his total loss of eyesight as nothing more than a minor inconvenience, Craig has demonstrated what can be achieved through persistence and perseverance, with focus, desire, and discipline. He will entertain you, he will engage you, and he will challenge you. He will give you the tools you need to overcome any obstacles you perceive to be in your way. Most of all, he will inspire you to raise the bar in your own life to make success reality, on your own terms.

The event will be held Tuesday, December 1 at the Expo Hall at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and speakers beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact the Bedford Chamber to purchase your tickets or call the chamber at (812) 275-4493 or email

There are still sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Platinum Level: $1000 (includes 2 tables of 8)
  • Gold Level: $600 (includes 1 table of 8)

Annual Dinner Sponsors

  • Speaker Sponsor
  • St. Vincent Dunn Hospital

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bedford Federal Savings Bank
  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Lawrence County Economic Growth Council

Gold Sponsors

  • Duke Energy
  • German American Bank
  • IU Health Bedford Inc.
  • JA Benefits, LLC
  • Old National Bank
  • Smithville Communications

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