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“Dining in the Dark” to Benefit Valley Center for the Blind
Sat, Nov 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$120
Valley Center for the Blind (VCB) will hold its inaugural “Dining in the Dark” fundraising event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at San Joaquin Country Club. The event will raise funds to support Valley Center for the Blind’s rehabilitation, education and training programs for blind and visually impaired people in the region.
Attendees will partake in food, drink and conversation in complete darkness during the dinner portion of the event. The experience provides an opportunity for attendees to utilize their other four senses and consider just some of the challenges that blind or visually impaired people encounter on a daily basis.
The event begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dining in the dark at 8:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $120 and a table of eight is $800. All proceeds from this event will benefit Valley Center for the Blind.
“This is a great opportunity for people to enjoy a unique, exquisite and entertaining evening unlike anything they have experienced,” said Ken Warkentin, Executive Director of Valley Center for the Blind. “It’s also a way for our organization to raise awareness about vision loss and raise additional support for our community,” he said.
Valley Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping blind and visually impaired people live a life of opportunity, self-sufficiency, and independence. Founded in 1975, the organization continues to provide critical rehabilitation, education and training programs for people experiencing vision loss in the Central Valley. There are an estimated 60,480 people in the Central Valley experiencing vision impairments or blindness.