Dining in the Dark is the Lighthouse of the Big Bend’s annual fundraising event! At Dining in the Dark guests’ experience food, drinks and conversation as they may have not before – without sight! For a short period of time, guests are given perspective into what Lighthouse clients experience on a daily basis, life without sight. Each year the menu is a SECRET. The three-course meal is served by the Leon County Sherriff’s Office SWAT Team using their night vision goggles.
Annually the “Paula Bailey Inspirational Community Member” award is presented at Dining in the Dark in honor of Paula Bailey, former client and board member, who became deaf and blind due to meningitis.
Each year the Lighthouse of the Big Bend changes the lives over 300 clients, ages 0 to 101. Lighthouse of the Big Bend assist individuals with vision loss in their pursuit of independence. With the support of the Division of Blind Services, our Community Partners, and our fundraising efforts we are able to ensure that we continue to change and inspire the lives of our clients.
Need a little guidance for your Dining in the Dark experience? Click on the link below to check out our training video which will provide you with some basic tips to help make your night more enjoyable.
Dining in the Dark Training
Dining in the Dark is SOLD OUT!
12th Annual Paul Bailey Dining in the Dark Sponsors:
Thank you for your support!
Diamond Dining Sponsor:
Platinum Platter Sponsor:
Golden Goblet Sponsor:
VIP Champagne Reception Sponsor:
Doug and Elizabeth Bailey
Silver Spoon Sponsors:
Centre Pointe Health and Rehab
M of Tallahassee
Doug and Anntoinette MacInnes
Talquin Electric Cooperative
Fred and Nancy Sanguiliano
University Center Club
Southern Vitreoretinal Associates