The 8th Annual Dinner in the Dark held Easter Weekend on Saturday, March 27, attracted a dedicated guest list who enjoyed a quiet and entertaining evening at The Dome at AMG–an elegant venue in Greenwood Village.

Formerly known as the The American Council of the Blind of Colorado (ACBCO) today the organization has changed its public name to A3, which represents its clients ability to ADAPT, ADJUST to vision loss and to ACHIEVE maximum independence. Despite the name change, A3’s mission remains the same: To empower people with vision loss and support those who are blind or visually impaired.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with silent and live auctions and gathered to support a great organization and celebrate the contributions of long-time and dedicated volunteer,  Board Chair and songstress Karen Karsh, who thanked the crowd with several wonderful tunes.  This year’s event included a “Dig for a Diamond” courtesy Ray and Elaine Musselman of Mussleman Jewelers and a special dinner with emcee Reggie Rivers.

The seemingly ubiquitous Rivers always provides an entertaining evening with Broncos football stories, personal stories and ad lib comments that always generate high bids for the live auction.

Guests were given the option to eat while blindfolded to partially experience one of many challenges that visually impaired clients meet on a daily basis.

New partnerships with Kaiser Permanente, Tri County Health Department and the Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) Area Agency on Aging have helped A3 expand its outreach and services from Boulder County to Douglas County, Arapahoe County to Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties on the east and west. A3 also provides limited services throughout the state.

For more information, to donate and/or volunteer visit the A3 web site at: a3colorado.org or call 303-831-0117.