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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Dinner in the Dark for the Regional School

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Gulf Shores Lions Club to Benefit Leader Dogs &

The SW Regional School for the Deaf & Blind

 Benefit Dinner/Dance - Silent Auction

The Gulf Shores Lions Club will have its second annual "Dinner in the Dark" fundraiser on Friday, February 15,2013, with all proceeds going to Leader Dog for the blind, The SW Regional School for the Deaf & Blind and other local sight projects.

The Lions Club focus is not only "To Serve" but to raise awareness of diabetes, preserve sight, and to service those who have already lost - or never had ~ the ability to see. We are hoping that this dinner will help bring awareness to people, by experiencing what it is like to have a meal as a vision impaired person does every day.

The Lions Club founded Leader Dogs for the Blind in 1939. Since then. Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided independent mobility to more than 14,000 visually impaired individuals. The school' s services are provided free of charge. The school provides classes on using a Leader Dog, orientation and mobility (traveling safely) and Trekker GPS (talking navigation tool). At Leader Dogs for the Blind, people can learn to use a Trekker GPS unit instead of memorizing directions that mayor may not get them to where they want to go.

The SW Regional School for the Deaf & Blind is part of the Mobile County School District and serves grades PK-12. The mission statement of the SW Regional School for the Deaf & Blind is to create a positive, supportive educational environment that provides opportunities for sensory impaired students to reach individual potential in the areas of academics, independence, responsibility and social competence.

The event will be held at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, 1720 Gulf Shores Parkway, Building B Auditorium at 6 P.M.

Entertainment by Dale Clock - Pianist & Vocalist

Tickets can be purchased at the Gulf Shores Methodist Church Building B box office, in "Thee Coffee Shop" at the Winn-Dixie shopping center. For more information, call 251 ~968r3561 Richard Switzer or Madeline Avinger at

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