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2016 Guess the Grape

Our annual fundraiser is always a fun evening with a champagne reception, followed by the Blind Wine Tasting and Food Pairing.

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Limited Space Available for Guess the Grape!

There are a few seats still available for Society’s signature fund raising event, Guess the Grape.  Event Chair’s Sheila Sweeney & Robert Mueller invite you to join them and our Sommelier Sponsors
Bethesda          Lighthouse for the Blind       Nidec        River City Casino & Hotel  


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Sheila Sweeney & Robert Mueller, Chairs

WHEN:          October 15, 2016   6:30pm

WHERE:           Beyond Broadway, 112 Sidney Street • St. Louis

PURPOSE:      To celebrate the work of the Society and to support the services and programs for children and adults with vision loss.

PROGRAM:   As Society’s signature fundraising event, Guess the Grape follows a fun blind tasting format.   Following a champagne reception, three flights of two different wines will be tasted with guests not knowing what wine they are tasting until after each flight. Each flight will be paired with a special chef’s selection to go with the specific wines being tasted. Guests are encouraged to actively participate in choosing both which wine is being tasted as well as which one they prefer.

The wine tasting will be led by a local wine Sommeliers Mike Ward (Major Brands & Ward on Wine) and Dave Birkenmeier (Schnucks)

TICKETS:     Tickets are on sale now!
Individual ticket – $125     Table of eight – $1,000

Connoisseur Level

Vintner Level
Daniel & Henry Co
Eagle Bank
Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Drs. Sherine & Raj Apte
Ms. Alice Conway
Ms. Midge Crider
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Engelbrecht
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Feibel
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Hampp
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Levine
Mr. David Ekin & Ms. Roxann Mayros
Dr. & Mrs. Paul Tesser
Ms. Linda Rose


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Special thanks to

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July – Senior Independence Month

As we recognize July as Celebrate Senior Independence Month, it is timely that this is the month our Drews Low Vision Clinic is changing how we do our appointments. Our new approach will allow for more time with both the Low Vision Optometrist and the Low Vision Therapist for better identification of additional functional visual disturbances and training in the use of aids and equipment. This change will also allow us to bill Medicare and other Insurance for a client’s time with the doctor. We continue to be proud that 74% of those individuals who visit the Drews Low Vision Clinic report better use of their near vision for reading, medication management and other tasks following their clinic visit.

David Ekin