Dinner in the Dark 2017

The 9th annual DINNER IN THE DARK was held October 21, to a resounding success. A banquet room full of people dined blindfolded to help raise awareness of the challenges facing the vision impaired. This event supports the programs offered by VIC to help the low vision community retain and/or regain their independence. Held at the Harman Center, guests enjoyed music and a silent auction prior to their dining experience. We must thank our many sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event a success.

Main Event Sponsor ($2000 and up)

Bruce Heiser, Morgan Stanley

Yakima Lions Club

Platinum Sponsor ($1000-$1999)

Yakima Society of Optometric Physicians

Washington Fruit & Produce Co.

Gold Sponsor ($750-$999)

The Eye Center

In memory of Dr. Robert V. Lance, OD

Silver Sponsor ($500-$749)

Abbott’s Printing, Inc.

Avail Home Health, Inc.

Banner Bank

Del Monte

Domex Superfresh Growers

Elliott Insurance Service, Inc.

Graf Investments

Matson Fruit Co.

Vision Craft, Inc.

Walmart Foundation

Zillah Lions Club

Bronze Sponsor ($250-$499)

Central Washington Insurance Agency, Inc.

David & Pat Stensel

Les Schwab, Ellensburg

Mike & Brenda Mills

Naches Lions Club

Naches Sunshine Lions Club

Terrace Heights Lions Club

Tieton Lions Club

Table Sponsors

Abbott’s Printing, Inc.

Avail Home Health

Cascade Eye Center

Family Vision Care

Health Alliance

Michelsen Packaging Co.

Yakima Vision Center

Special Thanks

Cintas, Costco, Linda Roth State Farm Insurance, Starbucks 72nd & Tieton, Wes Wilson,

and the Lions Clubs of Chinook Pass, Ellensburg, Selah, Sunnyside and West Valley

Wine: Marsha & Jerry Lance, Anonymous

Beer: The Beer Shoppe, Vickie & Darrell Bechard

Catering: The Christmas People Foundation, Yakima Lions Club

Entertainment: Jeff Martin

MC: Michael Liddicoat

Speaker: Robert Redman

Photographers: Eisenhower High School Photography Students

Event Staff: Lions Club members of Ellensburg, Naches, Naches Sunshine, Selah, Terrace Heights, Tieton, West Valley, Yakima, & Zillah, VIC volunteers, board members and friends.


Past Year’s Event

2016 Event Report

2015 Event Report