Local resident Brenda Gardner, president of the Bastrop/ Morehouse Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, recently attended a seminar in Washington D. C. She and many other blind and visually impaired people from all over the United States lobbied Capital Hill on various amendments needing passed for the blind, so that they too can live the life that they want and to be productive individuals. For questions about the National Federation of the Blind and its local chapter, contact Brenda Gardner local chapter president at 318-235-2238.