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SECOND CUP: Dining in the Dark

Posted: 6:56 AM, Jan 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 09:34:46-05
SECOND CUP: Dining in the Dark
SECOND CUP: Dining in the Dark

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - Lighthouse of the Big Bend's Alison Dodson Fleischmann and Kim Galban-Countryman stopped by Second Cup on Tuesday morning to tell us about Dining in the Dark.

They spoke with WTXL ABC 27 Sunrise Anchor Christine Souders.

Dining in the Dark is LBB's annual fundraising event. Nearly 300 Dining in the Dark guests' experience food, drinks and conversation as they may have not before - without sight.

For a short time, guests are given perspective into what Lighthouse clients experience on a daily basis, life without sight.

The three-course meal is served by the Leon County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team using their night vision goggles. And the menu is secret.

Each year the Lighthouse changes the lives of more than 300 clients, ages 0 to 101.

With the support of the Division of Blind Services, Community Partners and fundraising efforts, Lighthouse helps people with vision loss in their pursuit of independence.