CVI's Night Visions 2017 Fundraiser

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Center for the Visually Impaired Hosts 2017 NIGHT VISIONS
CVI Presents an Evening of Carnival Fun with a Mission Twist to Support Life-Changing Programs for those Impacted by Vision Loss

ATLANTA– March 14, 2017 – On Thursday, April 27, the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) will host its annual “Night Visions,” a fundraiser to support of CVI’s programs, which serve people of all ages impacted by vision loss in metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. The event will be held at The Stave at American Spirit Works at 199 Armour Drive from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The upscale circus-themed evening will feature carnival-inspired cuisine, wine and beer, silent and live auctions and a “Flip-for-a-Trip” game to win airline tickets. Guests will enjoy roving entertainment from a merry crew including a fortuneteller, a juggler, a banjo player and a stilt walker – complete with a six-foot white cane. Attendees can try their hand at carnival games with the unique mission twist of wearing blindfolds or simulation goggles. Games will include bucket toss, giant Jenga, a putting green and an obstacle course.

“CVI’s services can be life-changing for our clients, and the empowering effect of living life to the fullest – with independence and dignity – cannot be underestimated,” said Fontaine Huey, president of the Center for the Visually Impaired. “Night Visions is a unique opportunity for guests to gain a deeper understanding of the work we do while enjoying a great evening of carnival fun and festivities.”

The Stave, conveniently nestled between Buckhead and Midtown in the SweetWater Design District, includes a fully functional whiskey distillery, where VIP guests will enjoy a pre-event whiskey tasting and tour.

This year’s honorary event chairs represent one family’s enduring dedication and commitment to CVI, Doug and Esther Garges, and Kelly and Kyle Garges. Three generations of the Garges family have played vital roles in the Center’s history – from Kelly Garges, Sr., who was instrumental in the founding of the agency that became CVI, to Doug Garges, a long time CVI Foundation board member and former chair, to Kelly Garges, a third generation active trustee.

Funds raised at Night Visions empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity. CVI is the only nonprofit organization in Georgia that provides vision rehabilitation services and support to people of all ages and with all degrees of vision loss – from low vision to total blindness. At CVI, services are never based on a client’s ability to pay. As such, funds raised at Night Visions are crucial to ensure that CVI can help all those in need.

Ticket packages are available, and the more tickets you buy, the more you save! For tickets and additional information, visit events/Night_Visions/ or call 404-602-4279.

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