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The 14th Annual Paula Bailey Dining in the Dark

October 14, 2018

University Center Club

5PM Reception and Silent Auction  6PM Seating 

 


Sponsor Table $1,000   ||   Table of 8 $750   ||   VIP $100   ||   Individual $75

Sponsor options are available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. VIP guests will receive one dining seat,  complimentary champagne, and VIP entry. 

 

The Big Bend area’s most unique sensory awareness experience, the 14th Annual Paula Bailey Dining in the Dark event. More than 300 guests will get a realistic sense of everyday life of those with vision loss, when they enjoy a three-course meal in complete darkness. They will experience a dinner designed to stimulate their palate and surprise their taste buds by offering them no idea of what they will eat or drink.

The event begins with a reception followed by dinner, where meals will be served by the Leon County Sheriff’s SWAT team, who will be equipped with night vision goggles. The evening will conclude with presenting the Paula Bailey Inspirational Community Member Award, the top honor presented by the Lighthouse each year.

The unrivaled occasion is both an awareness and a fundraising event for the Lighthouse of the Big Bend, the premier local non-profit serving blind and vision-impaired residents throughout the 11-county Big Bend area.

 

 

This Year's Silent Auction will feature once-in-a-lifetime trips all over the world!

 

Champagne and Chateaux

Florida

 


Tuscany

 



Greece

 

New York

 


Jackson Hole

 

 Alaska

 

 

AND MORE!!

 

Arrive prepared to bid on these amazing experiences, network with other members of our community, and build awareness of Lighthouse of the Big Bend's mission.

 

THE PAULA BAILEY INSPIRATIONAL COMMUNITY MEMBER AWARD 

Lighthouse of the Big Bend also invites YOU to nominate someone for the Paula Bailey Inspirational Community Member award.

The Paula Bailey Inspirational Community Member award is presented in honor of Paula Bailey, former Lighthouse of the Big Bend client and board member, who became deaf and blind due to meningitis. The Award is to honor someone you find inspirational, who is blind or visually-impaired, and has similarly overcome obstacles. The nominees will be recognized during the 14th Annual Paula Bailey Dining in the Dark event October 14, 2018. Email your nomination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 7, 2018.

Nominate someone who qualifies

  1. Has a visual impairment
  2. Lives in the Big Bend area
  3. Is an inspiration to their community
  4. Has not won the award in the last 10 years

 

Tell Us About Your Nominee. Email Us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The nominee must be an individual who has not won the award in the past 10 years. The ten past winners include Owen McCaul, Norine Labitzke, Michael Elliot, William Benjamin, Barbara Kiger, Delores Wussler, Dexter “Chip” Orange, Paloma Rambana, Donald Christie, and Fred Sanguiliano.