CINCINNATI -- Putting on a blindfold makes simple tasks so much more challenging, but that's what people with vision loss deal with every day.
To help others understand those challenges firsthand, the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is hosting its first Dining in the Dark event.
Guests will enjoy dinner, cocktails and entertainment and will be guided through dinner’s main course while wearing a blindfold at this Nov. 18 event at the Manor House in Mason.
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"We’re very proud to host this unique event for the Greater Cincinnati community," said John Mitchell, CABVI's CEO. "This new event will provide our guests with a sense of the challenges people who are blind face each day, and all event proceeds will support our mission of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to be independent. We are looking forward to a special evening that promotes CABVI’s work of providing specialized services and employment for people who have severe vision loss so they can lead more independent lives.”
This year’s Dining in the Dark’s theme is “An Evening in Paris” and will feature fine French cuisine. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, jewelry raffle and split the pot.
The event will also honor this year’s Barney H. Kroger Humanitarian Award winner Robert “Bob” Watkins. Watkins has served on CABVI’s board of trustees for more than 35 years. He is being recognized for his commitment, leadership and generosity to CABVI and the people they serve.
Tickets for the fundraising event are $125 per guest or a table of 10 can be purchased for $1,000. All proceeds directly benefit CABVI, its programs and the people it serves each day. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 10. To make your reservation for Dining in the Dark, visit CABVI's website here.