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Dinner in the Dark poster6th Annual Dinner in the Dark

The event was held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the
Harman Center. Guests dined blindfolded to experience what it means to rely on other senses to manage daily activities. The evening began with appetizers, wine, beer and sparkling cider while socializing, enjoying the silent auction, and music by The Dennis Clauss Band. Diners were then led blindfolded into the banquet room for a unique and educational dining experience.

View the photos from our 2014 Dinnier in the Dark event

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

Main Event Sponsor ($2000 and up)
Yakima Lions Club
Yakima Society of Optometric Physicians

Platinum Sponsor ($1000-$1999)
Bruce Heiser
Washington Fruit & Produce Co.

Gold Sponsor ($750-$999)
Susie Temple
The Eye Center

Silver Sponsor ($500-$749)
Abbott’s Printing, Inc.
AmericanWest Bank
Elliott Insurance Service, Inc.
Lisa Plath
Matson Fruit Co.
Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute
Vision Craft, Inc.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Bronze Sponsor ($250-$499)
Banner Bank
Central Washington Eye Clinic, Dr. Abel Li
Central Washington Insurance
Graf Investments, Inc.
Kinmark Auto & RV Service 
Les Schwab, Ellensburg
Mike & Brenda Mills
Naches Sunshine Lions Club
Pacific CA Systems
Terrace Heights Lions Club
US Bank
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
West Valley Lions Club
Zillah Lions Club

Table Sponsors
Abbott’s Printing, Inc.
Cascade Eye Center
Family Vision Clinic, Thomas Copeland, O.D.
Jeff Jorgensen, Skyline Home Loans
Michelsen Packaging Co.
Roger & Teresa Noel
Selah Vision Clinic, Dr. Dale Graf, O.D.

Special Thanks
Ameriprise, David Lewis
Calcoe Federal Credit Union
Doran Riehl, D.D.S.
Dennis Foster, Enhanced Vision
Ellensburg Lions Club
Gordon & Kay Geffe
Linda Roth, State Farm Insurance
Robert V. Lance, O.D. Retired
Selah Lions Club
Starbucks, 72nd Avenue
Sunnyside Lions Club
Tieton Lions Club
Thomas & Cherie Hanses
Windy Point Vineyards
Yakima Eyecare at Fieldstone, Michael A. Taylor, M.D.

Wine Sponsors: Windy Point Vineyards
Yakindo Web Designs, Danielle Surkatty
Catering: New Hope Industries
Entertainment: Dennis Clauss
MC: Tricia Eyerly
Speaker: Bud Kohl
Photographers: Lowell Kinney, Kinney Photography
Rob Arnett
Event Staff: Members of the Yakima Lions Club, Selah Lions Club, Naches Sunshine Lions Club, West Valley Lions Club, Chinook Pass Lions Club, Tieton Lions Club, Naches Lions Club, Wine Country Crushers, VIC volunteers, board members and friends.

Past Year's Events

2013 event report
2012 event report
2011 event report
2010 event report

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