Greetings from the Lighthouse of the Big Bend! Three brief news items for you. 30th Anniversary Party Changed to 11/23/13 The Lighthouse 30th Anniversary Celebration has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend, 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee. A fun, family-friendly celebration is planned with great food, music, and prizes, so don't forget to save the date! For more information, call 850-942-3658. Award Nominations Needed! The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Paula Bailey Inspirational Community Member Award is AUGUST 30, 2013! Please consider nominating your choice for this award to be announced at the Ninth Annual Paula Bailey Dining in the Dark event on October 13, 2013. The form is available at www.lighthousebigbend.org <http://www.lighthousebigbend.org/> . Please email completed forms by 8/30 to msalcedo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or send to the Lighthouse of the Big Bend, 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Call 850-942-3658 if you have any questions. Announcement: Senator Bill Montford to Host 10/13 Dining in the Dark We are thrilled to share that Senator Montford has graciously agreed to host the Ninth Annual Paula Bailey "Dining in the Dark" benefit, Sunday, October 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the University Center Club! This event will raise funds to assist children and adults who are blind and visually impaired. At this unique dinner you will experience food, drink and conversation as you may never have before - without your sight! In pitch black darkness your other senses are stimulated to savor the smell, taste and texture of your dining experience. Conversation becomes more interesting, and ultimately, this experience will expand your understanding of what individuals who are blind experience throughout their lives. There is a reception before dinner with the ever-popular popular basket raffle. The Leon County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team will once again wait on you with their night vision goggles. We have an exciting new menu and tactile 'tic tac toe' to play in the dark between courses. After dinner the Paula Bailey "Inspirational Community Member Award" will be presented. Tickets to the event or a scholarship are $60 each. Buy a reserved table for eight for $600, or a table for ten for $700. Just send a check payable to the Lighthouse to 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32301. ON-LINE donations are also now accepted: visit our website at www.lighthousebigbend.org <http://www.lighthousebigbend.org/> and click on the link to "Network for Good" to donate by major credit card or PayPal. Make sure under "designation" you type Dining in the Dark and we will mail you your tickets. If you need any other assistance, please feel free to call 942-3658, or email info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Thank you for your generosity! Lighthouse of the Big Bend "Guiding People Through Vision Loss" 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 942-3658 - info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - http://www.lighthousebigbend.org Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.