December 30, 2014

St. Matthews Lutheran hosting ‘Dining in the Dark’ Jan. 10

By Lee Coleman

There are millions of people around the world who suffer from some type of visual impairment, including blindness, and Lutheran Braille Workers have expanded across the globe to help those who cannot see.
Imagine being blind and sitting down to have a meal. Or, just doing normal, everyday tasks.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a workplace for braille and large print Bibles, will give guests an opportunity to experience blindness and increase awareness Jan. 10 when the church will host its 3rd annual Dining in the Dark program at the church.
For $25, 24 guests will be able to enjoy a three-course meal in the abyss of darkness.
“There are many layers to the experience,” said Micki Fischer, administrative assistant at the church. “Guests will get a personal experience of being blind or having a visual impairment.”
According to Fischer, the evening will start with a tour of the braille workplace followed by an appetizer, with the lights on, and a chance for fellowship with those in attendance.
Then, the lights will be dimmed and guests will be given some time to look at the table arrangement before donning their black blind folds and being served the main meal.


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