Fundraiser puts patrons ‘in the dark’

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2015


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be blind?

Locals will have the opportunity at an upcoming fundraiser, fittingly called Dining in the Dark, to raise money for the annual Extreme Experience Retreat (EER) held at Blue Lake Methodist Camp.

The fundraiser is sponsored by the Covington VIP Lions Club and will be held at David’s Catfish on Mon., Sept. 14.

Wanda Sasser-Scroggins of the group said this is the second year for the event, which will raise money for the retreat.

“Most people who attend EER are very economically challenged,” she said.

EER is Sept. 27-30.

The annual VIP fishing tournament will coincide on Sept. 27.

The cost, which covers lodging, meals and learning activities for four days and three nights, is $200 per adult over 18.

Scroggins said the event will give folks an opportunity to be exposed to blind awareness, while helping with the EER.

“A lot of people think you’re born blind, but in actuality, most blindness appears after age 50,” she said.

Scroggins said the restaurant can hold up to 200 people and David’s owner Bill Spurlin has been gracious to once again open his business on Monday for the event.

Tickets are available at David’s Catfish, Harold’s, WAAO and WKNI.

Cost is $20.

Diners may choose chicken, fish or shrimp and two sides.

For more info, call Scroggins at 428-3335.