LIGHTHOUSE OF SWFL

 

CONTACT 

Amy Turner

Community Relations Coordinator

Lighthouse of SWFL

 (239) 997-7797 ext. 218 – office

(239) 462-2039 - cell

aturner@lighthouseswfl.org

Monday, April 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

New Orleans Comes Alive at Dining in the Dark: Bourbon Street Blues

 

(North Fort Myers, FL) – The Lighthouse of SWFL is pleased to host the 9th Annual Dining in the Dark event to raise much-needed funds for programs serving people with blindness and vision loss. Dining in the Dark: Bourbon Street Blues will be held on April 27th from 6 pm – 9 pm at the Collaboratory, located at 2031 Jackson St. Fort Myers, FL 33901, in downtown Fort Myers.

Dining in the Dark is a unique, sensory awareness, dining experience which gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the challenge of living with blindness and vision impairment. Throughout the event, guests will enjoy sensational jazz, lavish hors d’oeuvres, and dine on sumptuous New Orleans-inspired gumbo.

There will be opportunities throughout the evening to bid on beautiful baskets and silent and live auction items while enjoying Bourbon Street revelry and music from The Dixielanders jazz band. Proceeds benefit Lighthouse of SWFL. Tickets are $125 per person and are available at www.dininginthedarkswfl.com or by calling (239) 997-7797.  Gorovoy MD Eye Specialists is the Premier Jazz Sponsor of the event. Other major sponsors include the Southwest Florida Optometric Association and Schlager, Schlager & Levin.  

Lighthouse of SWFL is a United Way partner agency serving individuals with blindness and vision impairment in Lee, Glades, and Hendry counties. The mission of the Lighthouse of SWFL is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active, and productive in society. Lighthouse of SWFL, a nationally accredited agency, is funded by the Division of Blind Services, United Way, Lee County Government, and other private donors. For more information about Lighthouse of SWFL, visit www.lighthouseswfl.org.

 

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