Dinner in the Dark

Our 10th annual DINNER IN THE DARK was an enjoyable night for all who attended.  Thank you again to our sponsors, volunteers, attendees, & those who donated silent auction items & door prizes!  (Photos of this year’s event will be added to the website when they are available.)

Main Event Sponsors ($2,000 and up):  Bruce Heiser, The Johanna A. Rodman Foundation, Yakima Lions Club

Platinum Sponsors ($1,000 – $1,999):  Thomas & Cherie Hanses, Peter Plath, Walmart Foundation, Washington Fruit & Produce Company, Yakima Society of Optometric Physicians

Gold Sponsors ($750 – $999):  Shannon’s Hot Spring Spas, The Eye Center

Silver Sponsors ($500 – $749):  Abbott’s Printing, Inc.; Avail Home Health, Inc.; Banner Bank; Cascadia Development; Chief Orchards; Graf Investments, Inc.; Marsha & Jerry Lance; Matson Fruit Company; Susie Temple; Vision Craft, Inc.; Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Bronze ($250 – $499):  Borton Fruit; Central Washington Insurance Agency, Inc.; Paul Kauzlarich; Leading Edge Vision, Aileen Zaken; Les Schwab Tire Center, Ellensburg; Michelsen Packaging Company; Mike & Brenda Mills; Naches Lions Club; Naches Sunshine Lions Club; Selah Lions Club; Terrace Heights Lions Club; West Valley Lions Club; Yakima Heart Center; Zillah Lions Club

Table Sponsors:  Abbott’s Printing, Inc.; Avail Home Health, Inc.; Building Vision; Cascade Eye Center; Family Eye Clinic; Health Alliance; Valicoff Fruit Company, Inc.; Yakima Heart Center; Yakima Vision Center 

Special Thanks

Vickie Bechard, Cintas, Steffi Coleman, Jennifer Crown, Costco, Ellensburg Lions Club, Gary Jackson, Mary Jepsen, Olson Honey, Ruth & Rob Pringle, Tieton Drive Animal Clinic, and all our Silent Auction partners, who generously donated their goods and services.

Whenever you have a choice, please patronize our sponsors and partners and thank them for supporting Vision for Independence Center!

Beer & Wine:  Darrell & Vickie Bechard, Anonymous

Floral Arrangements:  The Findery

Pumpkins:  Johnson Orchards

Door Prizes:  Cowiche Canyon Kitchen + Icehouse Bar, Reg & Lisa George, Splash Express

Catering:  Evie’s Catering

Entertainment:  Yakima Fruit Tramps

MC:  Michael Liddicoat

Speaker:  Brittany Valicoff, TVI

Photographers:  Lance Johnson & Eisenhower High School Photography Students

Event Staff consisted of Lions Club members of: Ellensburg, Naches, Naches Sunshine, Selah, & West Valley and VIC Board members, volunteers & friends

Past Year’s Event

2017 Event Report

2016 Event Report

2015 Event Report