It’s no big deal when there’s one first lady in the Colorado Governor’s Mansion, but when four are around, you know something important is going on.

That was the case on Friday afternoon, when former First Ladies Frances Owens, Bea Romer and Dottie Lamm joined Robin Hickenlooper at the Boettcher Mansion to commend some very important people: the graduates and moms of the Anchor Center for Blind Children.

The Anchor Center gives kids who are visually impaired education opportunities and helps them succeed.

Nine 5-year-olds are graduating this June and moving on to kindergarten.

“We want to show them how much we care about them and how much we are behind them,” Owens said.

Owens is the community relations manager for the Anchor Center – a job she’s held for a little over a year. It’s a cause close to her heart, since she has a brother who is blind.

“I’ve always been involved with the Anchor Center to a small degree, and now I can do it fulltime,” she said.

The Anchor Center was founded in 1982 by a librarian from the Colorado Library for the Blind and Delta Gamma alumnae chapter. It has grown from serving just four preschool students and six homebound infants to more than 195 children per year.

The Anchor Center is located at 2550 Roslyn Street near Fred Thomas Park in Stapleton.

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