Monday, February 20, 2012

Dining in the Dark

I am working on the video and so I don't have time to blog our fun trip in NYC right now.  Just know we had a fabulous time and Arlington loved it.

In the mean time, remember that this coming weekend - Feb. 24th, 25th, 26th - we are having a dining in the dark for Finley in Connellsville.  If you are able to come, please do!!  Below is the original invitation so if you are able to come, give my parents (Ted and Phyllis Kovall) a call, or email me at

Thanks so much!

Benefits: Finley's Fighters and the RDH12 Fund for Sight

Join us for a dinner where all of your senses are expanded and focus on the food, the taste, the sound, the company and more… because you are dining without seeing. With the complete loss of vision — and the resulting heightening of the other four senses — an evening of Dining in the Dark is an extraordinary culinary adventure. You will get a chance to see what it is like for people who are blind to eat a meal and the challenges they face.

At the beginning of the dinner, you will be brought to the dining area, and you will be served your appetizer and drinks will be poured. Mat and Jennifer will talk about their foundation and the reason they do these fundraisers, and give you a chance to settle in and relax. After that time, the lights will be turned out and you will be submersed in darkness for your main course and dessert. But don't worry – if you need to leave for any reason, we will be there to escort you out and escort you back in.

The dinner itself will probably last no more than 30-45 minutes in the dark. Just enough time for you to relax and enjoy your meal. Then the lights will be turned back on, and you will have time to readjust to the light. The evening will end with a little “thank you” gift to all of our guest, and a basket raffle drawing.

Cost is $20/person, $30/couple. Please make checks payable to the RDH12 Fund for Sight. THIS DINNER IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE AGE 15 AND OLDER ONLY due to the nature of the experience.

Dinner will consist of: Salad, HOMEMADE pasta and sauce, bread, water and choice of one glass of red or white wine. Dessert will be ice cream.

Breakfast will consist of: Fruit salad, Waffles with syrup and butter, sweet roll, mimosas, juice and water.

Each dining experience will have no more than 16 people in attendance. We have posted the available times/dates below. Please list your choices in order of 1,2,3,4 in case your first choice is taken. Reservations will be filled on a first come/first served basis, so get your reservation in as soon as possible. RSVP by email:; phone 724-628-6078 or mail by February 19th.
February 24th – 6pm Dinner in the Dark__________________ how many people?__________

February 25th – 9am Breakfast in the Dark________________ how many people?__________

February 25th – 6pm Dinner in the Dark_________________ how many people?__________

Febraury 26th – 9am – Breakfast in the Dark_______________ how many people?__________

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