“We are celebrating the end of the summer with the party of the season, Light Up the Night,” said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
The 2nd annual Light Up the Night party will be held at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro on Friday, Sept. 7 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Dance under the stars, mix and mingle, and enjoy an evening that will benefit a great cause, the Child Advocacy Centers in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
“We are asking guests to wear white to help Light up the Night!” continued De Boer. Grab your dancing shoes because the band Zone Status will have you dancing the night away with your favorite dance partner.
Puckett’s Grocery is providing the food and Old Fort Liquor is providing two complimentary drinks per patron. The signature White Sangria will be served, along with beer and wine. Photographer Frank Capterton will capture the night in photos.
Proceeds from the event will support crisis intervention services for child abuse victims and their non-offending parents and grandparents. The Child Advocacy Center works as a team with Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office to investigate child abuse cases, aggressively prosecute offenders, and help child victims and their families heal from the trauma.
In the last 18 years, the Center has assisted over 21,185 people and trained over 9,485 adults how to protect children from child sexual abuse and what do if a child reports abuse to them.
“Child sexual abuse and other crimes against children often occur in the dark. This event is bringing light to the serious issue of child sexual abuse,” concluded De Boer. “Come out and support the youngest and most vulnerable crime victims in our community—child sexual abuse victims.”
Tickets are $60 an individual or $110 per couple and are available to purchase at www.cacrutherford.org or at the event.