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Night for Sight by Lucy Stone

Night for Sight logoIn just a few short weeks Radio Eye will be celebrating its 25th anniversary!

In 25 short years, the amazing volunteers at Radio Eye have helped us grow from just serving Lexington, to expanding to over 40 counties across Kentucky.

We went from our starter space at the University of Kentucky to our bright and cozy studios at the Northside Library.

We are so thankful for all the love, support, donations, and time that thousands of people have given us throughout the years, and in honor of that, we are hosting a very special event we have dubbed Night for Sight!

This will be a casino night with all sorts of fun games ranging from Blackjack to Texas Hold 'Em to Roulette. We decided on a casino theme to keep everything light hearted and fun.

In order to be inclusive to not only our volunteers but also our loyal listeners, we have purchased specialty playing cards that are large print! We are working with our contacts in the Blind Services Coalition to secure Braille playing cards, in case someone were to need those as well.

The event will take place on November 6th, 2015, from 6-10 PM, at the Round Barn at Red Mile. There will be hearty appetizers, drinks, and a cash bar. The dress is Cocktail Casual.

Our attendees will receive fun money to play with, with the option to buy more if Lady Luck is being coy, and the chance to use their winnings to bid on prizes!

Tickets are regularly $50 – and only $40 for Radio Eye volunteers, and $25 for our listeners. Tickets are on sale now at www.nightforsight.radioeye.org or by calling 859-422-6390. 

This event is open to everyone so bring a friend and spread the word. We want this event to be one for our memory wall. Please see Amy or Lucy with any questions or comments – and thank you for helping use provide radio reading services for 25 years!
RSVP Volunteering
 
Did you know that you could be making a little extra cash, just by volunteering with Radio Eye? We are partners with The Community Action Council, and they have a program called the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches the personal interests and skills of older adults with opportunities to serve their communities. RSVP also provides mileage reimbursement (up to $21) just for driving to their volunteer site.

The requirements to be in this program are: You have to be over 55, have a valid license, and current insurance.

Once you're signed up, you don't have to worry about keeping track of your volunteering – Radio Eye does that for you.

We currently have one volunteer who donates his mileage check back to Radio Eye,  making him a member of the Broadcasting Society, our monthly donor club!  If you're interested, please see Lucy for more information, or email lucy.stone@radioeye.org. 
Thank you to our Celebrity Readers!
 
Continuing on with the celebration, Radio Eye brought back the beloved Celebrity Reader Week tradition, which was held this year September 14th – 20th.

For eight years, with the exception of 2014, we have invited local "celebrities" into the studios to raise awareness about Radio Eye. We always invite the amazing publishers who donate so much of our content, our broadcasting partners, local politicians, radio and TV personalities, and other community allies.

This year we were joined by over 20 people including Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and the publisher of the Herald-Leader, Rufus Friday. We were thankful to have so many supportive individuals come in and gave over 30 hours of their time.

With their support we were able to have readers for both the Herald-Leader and the Courier Journal, as well as special Kentucky Series and other material. Thank you so much to our special Celebrity Readers!

We look forward to next year!
Top left: Man in white button down shirt and black and white striped tie, next to woman with long dark hair in a pink dress, in front of a blue wall.  Top right: Blond woman in a grey dress next to a different brunet woman in a gray shirt, standing in front of a blue wall. Middle right: Man and woman in the live studio, both wearing headsets. Man is reading, the woman looks at the calendar. Bottom right: African American man in glasses and a suit smiles at the camera, in front of a blue wall. Bottom left: Brunet woman in a plum shirt, seated with a book in hand, smiles at the camera. A computer is in the background.
 
A sampling of our celebrity readers pictured above.

Top left: Mayor Jim Gray with Amy Hatter

Top Right: Councilmember Shevawn Akers with Megan Hensley

Middle Right: Councilmember Jennifer Scuthfield with Radio Eye volunteer Frank Lewis

Bottom Right: Senator Reggie Thomas

Bottom Left: Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Thank you so much to our Night For Sight sponsors!
 
Straight Flush
Health and Wellness logo
 
WUKY logo

Four of a Kind
Big Ass Solutions logo

Full House

American Founders Bank logo     JRA Architects logo     
Republic Bank logo

Flush
Bank of the Bluegrass and Trust logo    Hurst logo    KECU logo    United Bank logo


 

Thank you to our Donors!


Community Partners
Lexington Public Library logo

Louisville Public Media logo

Morehead State Public Radio logo

WUKY logo

Silver Supporters
$5,000 to $14,999
Good Samaritan Foundation, a Ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky
 
Bronze Supporters
$2,500 to $4,999
Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation
Lexington Clinic Foundation
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
 
Beacon
$100/month or $1,000/year
Anonymous Donor
Second Presbyterian Church
 
Transformer
$50/month or $500/year
Ron and Susan Byars
Downtown Lexington Corporation
Edna C. Fischer
Larry Hurt
Kroger
Saint Joseph Hospital
William Rogers Beasley
Merriam Spurgeon
 
Transmitter
$25/month or $250/year
Bank of the Bluegrass &Trust Co.
Mary Bush
Rob Deal
Gary and Alice Dehner
Greg Franklin
Muzzy Hemken
Myrle Jones
Puccini’s Smiling Teeth
Philip Rose
 
Radio
$10/month or $100/year
Anonymous
Michael Barnard
Berea Lions Club
Bonita Brewer Mullis
Annette and Derriel Castle
Margaret and Philip Chase
Anne M. Combs
Al Crabb
Rosemerrie Decker
Don Diedrich
Sharon Fields
Mike Fister
Dan and Carmen Heijmans-Poorman
Lee Holmes
Marge Holmes
Ned and Marlene James
Melanie Kilpatrick
KPR, Bluegrass East Chapter
John and Eva LaRue
Lexington South Lions Club
Charles and Carolyn Lindquist
Link-Belt Construction Equipment
Thomas Lutes
Preston Madden
Mel and Madalyn Moser
Roger Paige and Sara Schoenberg
Bob Rogers
Sampler Publications
Walker Sloan
Jim and Christine Vanderhoof
Laurance B. VanMeter
Gary and Fernita Wallace
Blanca and Walter Ward
Wilmore Lioness Club
 
Friends
$1 to $99
Fred Barton
Jackie Betts
Anthony Burgett
Jacqueline Byrd
Virginia Carter
Bea Chapin
Neil Chethik and Kelly Flood
City Barbeque
Marian Congleton
Charles Coughenour
Faith Dickerson
Tom Dixon
Sheryl and Wendell Eddings
Len Edelen
Judy and Joe Engelberg
Rufus Friday
Josephine Fugate
Juanice Gillespie
Billie Goodwill
Gary and Duave Goss
Joey Grisham
John and Joyce Hahn
Brenda Haines
Mary Hawkins
Bill Hintze
Valerie and Michael Huggins
Mary Belle Hughes
Paul Hitchcock
Nancy and Phillip Hoffman
Marie Houlihan
Patricia Hume
Bonnie Johnson
Linda Kelly
Helen Kemp
Nancy Kirkwood
Joe Luckett
Richard L. Marshall
Martha and William Martin
Maxwell Street Literary Society
Annette Mayer
Maysville Lions Club
John McKnight
Carl Nathe
Jeanette Pabian
Jane Penrod
Joyce and Gary Rogers
Kendall Seaton
Catesby Simpson
Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Sisk
Emma Jean Starns
Sara and Tommy Sutton
Frank and Carol Vaughan
Missy Ward
Ray and Susan Ware
Jim Wilson
Frances Woerner
Ross Zimmerman
 
In Memory Of

Charles E. Armstrong by Jessie Armstrong
 
Bruce Bissmeyer by
Reynaldo and Joan Arias
Jane and Ella Creech
Cynthia Furey
Don and Myra Rouse
Deano Sarantakos
Janet Smith
William Turner
 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bringardner by Anne Bringardner Graham
 
Ralph Cotton by Reba Cotton
 
Bill Ewadinger by Frankie and Randy Daniel
 
Paulina Hurst by Hope Hurst Lanham
 
Ed Raque by Joan Kmetz
 
John Settles by Norma and Dwayne Mattingly
 
Nancy Steinmiller by Frankie and Randy Daniel
 
In Honor Of

Melynda Bissmeyer by Michael Plewa
 
Al Crabb by Jean Pival
 
Scott Hofmeister by Kay Hofmeister
Helen Rajkovich by Marco and Kathleen Rajkovich
 
Patricia Rand by Joseph Turley and Maureen Peters
 
Philip Rose by Patsy and Jerry Rose
 
Marjory Zimmerman by Laura Zimmerman

Includes donations received May 1 – October 5, 2015
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Lexington, KY 40505

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