Dinner in the Dark – 2015

dinnerinthedarkticket_2015lgThe event was held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 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 Teetering Toward Yesterday. Diners were then led blindfolded into the banquet room for a unique and educational dining experience.

View the photos from our 2015 Dinner in the Dark event

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!

Main Event Sponsor ($2000 and up)
Bruce Heiser, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Yakima Lions Club
Yakima Society of Optometric Physicians

Platinum Sponsor ($1000-$1999)
Rick & Lisa Plath in honor of Favian Romero
Washington Fruit & Produce Co.

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

Silver Sponsor ($500-$749)
Avail Home Health, Inc.
Abbott’s Printing, Inc.
Banner Bank (formerly AmericanWest Bank)
Beryl Kinney in honor of Dr. Paul Kinney
Elliott Insurance Service, Inc.
Matson Fruit Co.
Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute
Susie Temple
Tom & Cherie Hanses
Vision Craft, Inc.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Bronze Sponsor ($250-$499)
Central Washington Insurance Agency, Inc.
Graf Investments, Inc.
Les Schwab, Ellensburg
Mike & Brenda Mills
Naches Lions Club
Naches Sunshine Lions Club
Peter Hastings, Investment Management, Inc.
RW Jr. & Linda Linneweh
Terrace Heights Lions Club
West Valley Lions Club

Table Sponsors
Abbott’s Printing, Inc.
Cascade Eye Center
Dale & Nancy Graf
Family Vision Care
Michelsen Packaging Co.
Pat & Polly Conley

Special Thanks
Dennis Foster, Enhanced Vision
Doran Riehl, D.D.S.
L. Carlson
Ellensburg Lions Club
Linda Roth, State Farm Insurance
Robert V. Lance, O.D. Retired
Rodger & Teresa Noel
Sara Ann Courtney
Starbucks, 72nd Avenue
Tieton Lions Club
Wes Wilson

Wine: Windy Point Vineyards
Beer: The Beer Shoppe, Vickie & Darrell Bechard
Catering: New Hope Industries
Entertainment: Teetering Toward Yesterday,
Jeff Martin & Joe Schoell
MC: Tricia Eyerly
Speaker: April Hull
Photographers: Eisenhower High School Photography Students

Event Staff: Lions Club members from Chinook Pass, Ellensburg, Naches, Naches Sunshine, Selah, Terrace Heights, Tieton, Wapato, West Valley, Yakima, Zillah, Wine Country Crushers, VIC volunteers, board members and friends.