Dining in the dark

Glastonbury - posted Oct, 14 2013

GLASTONBURY - Freedom Guide Dogs will be hosting a benefit dinner, Dining in the Dark, at the Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 and will include salad, an entre, dessert and coffee. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets should be purchased in advance for ordering. Following the cocktail hour and silent auction item review, attendees will be seated at their tables and blindfolded. Dinner will then be served. It's a remarkable experience: hysterically funny, but also a bold awakening to the reality of being blind. Please note that dietary restrictions and food allergies will be respected; indicate any limitations or preferences when purchasing tickets. Although prepared to meet your needs, meals will still be a surprise and your challenge. The event was inspired by Dave McCue, a Wethersfield resident and former EMT who is legally blind. Several years ago, McCue was the recipient of a Freedom Guide Dog, a black Lab named Hannah. Al Terzi, long-time, local news anchor will MC the event. Pianist Bobby Carabetta of North Haven will provide musical entertainment for the evening. The foundation is also seeking silent auction items and sponsors: Platinum sponsorship- $5,000; Gold sponsorship- $2,500; Silver sponsorship- $1,000; Bronze sponsorship- $500; Partner- $100. For tickets and contributions, please contact Garrett Ludwig at 860-652-0841 or Pam McCue at 860-659-2656. To learn more about Freedom Guide Dogs, please visit the Freedom home page at freedomguidedogs.org.

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