Dining in the dark

A fundraiser next weekend will highlight the hardships of older adults while raising money for a non-profit that serves them.

On Aug. 6, Johnson County Senior Services will serve a three-course meal completely in pitch-black darkness. Diners will get in touch with all senses as they savor the smell and taste of the dining experience.

The meal will be complete with music and conversation — made more intimate because of the darkness.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Indiana Masonic Home Community Center. Cost is $50 per individual; $500 for a reserved table for eight.

The keynote speaker will be John Barrett, author, speaker, artist and business coach.

There will also be a silent and live auction provided. Children under 12 not permitted.

Johnson County Seniors Services’ goal is to raise $44,378 which is the cost to add an additional vehicle to the organization’s free door-to-door transportation.

Funds raised at the program will also help provide many of the free essential services that enhance the lives of Johnson County seniors.

Johnson County Senior Services also maintains a Food Pantry and delivers food to seniors in need and at risk, as well as providing free durable medical equipment, information and assistance.

For more information or to order tickets, call 560-1707.