The Good News Is... Blindness doesn't mean they can't see

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

MOUNT AIRY, NC (WBTV) - Frankie Rimer and Donna Davis have been singing the gospel since they were young girls. The duo met at a school for blind children in Raleigh, they've been best friends ever since.

They travel the country and sometimes the world singing together for churches. They go on sightseeing tours and live life together as best friends. Donna and Frankie don't bat an eye when someone mentions the fact, they can't see.

When we found them, the Enlighteners as they're gospel duo is called, were in Mount Airy to see the sights of Mayberry, U.S.A.

The ladies both say they can see just as good as anybody else, just differently.

They touched the cold steel of the jail cell that used to hold a fictional town drunk named Otis.

They rode in the car Barney Fife used to patrol the mean streets of Mayberry.

They sat in rocking chairs on the front porch of the old general store.

Donna and Frankie got their good fill of the old town. The two give a special thanks to their "driver". Elaine Glass is devoted full time to the two. Glass drives them wherever they need to go and acts as their "seeing" eyes.

"God put me here and there's no where else I'd rather be," Glass says.

For more info on The Enlighteners, click here.