Dining in the Darkness Helps the Blind

CONTACT: Sylvia Perez, Lighthouse CEO, (727) 815-0303

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Lighthouse’s 4th Annual ‘Dining in the Dark’

Dining in the Dark. Saturday, February 10, 2018. RSVP Today. 727-815-0303, www.lvib.org. Seats are limited—Get yours today!

BROOKSVILLE, FL – January 4, 2018 – The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind will hold its 4th Annual Dining in the Dark on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane in Brooksville. Dining in the Dark is a unique culinary ‘celebration of the senses,’ enhanced by velvety darkness with interludes of light, allowing for diners to enjoy their appetizer and dessert in complete darkness, while providing them with a choice of eating their main course ‘with their eyes’ or while wearing a blindfold or simulator glasses. A Silent Auction and a selfie photo contest, combined with the Dining in the Dark theme and a delicious meal followed by dancing, make this a wonderful event for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy.

This dinner/dance is a benefit designed to raise awareness and funds in support of Lighthouse services for people who are visually impaired and blind. More information on the event can be obtained by visiting www.lvib.org, by contacting the Lighthouse at (727) 815-0303 or (352) 754-1132, or by emailing sperez@lvib.org.

The event’s theme, ‘celebrating the senses,’ is being used to tantalize more than just the taste buds. Velvety darkness, delicate scents and textures, and a special selection of music will heighten the other senses. ‘Dining in the Dark’ also provides a simulation in blindness that increases awareness of the abilities of people who are visually impaired and blind.

Simulation is achieved using blindfolds or simulator glasses. Simulator glasses are regular eye glasses with layovers that allow an individual wearing them to get a perspective of what it is like to have Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, or a variety of other eye conditions. Our previous Dining in the Dark events were fantastic successes.

Seats for the 2018 event are $100 each. Sponsorships are also available. Sponsors and donors to date include Publix Super Markets Charities (Gold), Synovus Securities, Inc. (Silver), Black Diamond Ranch, PRP Wine International, ABCO Graphics & Commercial Print, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, and Photos by J David. Please make your reservation soon as seats are limited.

About the Lighthouse

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free vision rehabilitation to residents of Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Lighthouse programs and services include outreach, independent living skills (IL), assistive technology, Braille, safe travel and support groups. We also offer Little Lighthouse for babies, year-round programs for children, transition to adulthood for teens, job readiness for adults, and crafts for seniors. Our employment initiative provides training and when possible, paid employment to people who are visually impaired and blind.