Click play below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with DeAn Ferguson-Witt, Child Advocate at the North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center:
The 5th annual Champagne and Diamond Dinner and Dance is just around the corner and the registration deadline is nearing. “It is a wonderful evening,” Ferguson-Witt detailed the evening’s events, “After dinner we have the DJ spin some tunes and we get out on the dance floor and have a good time. Around 8:30 or so, we turn to Billy Penniston, he does the auctioneering of our themed basket auction, that’s always a really good time. Then we finish the evening with dancing until somebody wins the beautiful diamond necklace that was donated this year by Lauhoff Jewelry.” This year’s deadline date is Wednesday, February 18th.
The elegant evening full of dancing and friends is being presented by a very noteworthy organization with an outstanding mission. “The funds that are raised go to the North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center,” explained Ferguson-Witt, “We serve 12 counties, pretty much all of North Central Missouri. We serve Caldwell and Carroll, Clinton, DeKalb, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Sullivan, and Putnam Counties. What we do is when there is a child that is suspected to of being either physically abused, sexually abused, severally neglected, or drug endangered and the children’s division, law enforcement, or the juvenile office is called in to investigate those allegations, they refer the children to come to our center here in Trenton. We do the forensic interviewing of the children and then turn that over to the investigators so that they can do their job. Then we follow the child and the non-offending care giver through the process and provide advocacy for them all the way through and help them get services they need. Also, here at the children’s advocacy center we provide professional counseling for the children to help them heal and move past the trauma that they have been through.”
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. and last until some lucky supporter finds a beautiful ½ carat Endless Diamond Pendent in the bottom of their champagne glass.
North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center
in partnership with
are hosting The Fifth Annual
CHAMPAGNE & DIAMOND DINNER & DANCE
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Chillicothe Elk’s Lodge
The evening’s events include social hour from 5 p.m.-6 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., then dancing, and a live auction to follow.
Each glass of champagne or sparkling grape juice purchased, offers you a chance to win a stunning 1/2 Carat Endless Diamond Pendent on a 14K White Gold Chain donated by Lauhoff Jewelry.
Children’s Advocacy Center Supporter or
Table Sponsorships are available.
- Be a Children’s Advocacy Center Supporter for $100.
- Be a One Carat Sponsor for $200 includes 6 tickets.
- Be a Two Carat Sponsor for $250 includes 8 tickets
- Be a Three Carat Sponsor for $400 includes 8 tickets, and 8 glasses of champagne.
For more information call DeAn or Stacy at 660-359-2874. The North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 5TH ANNUAL
NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER’S
CHAMPAGNE & DIAMOND DINNER & DANCE
Stunning 1/2 Carat Endless Diamond Pendent on a White Gold Chain DONATED BY LAUHOFF JEWELRY
Retail Value of: $1600.00
TO BE HELD AT THE
CHILLICOTHE ELK’S LODGE
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
SOCIAL HOUR 5-6 P.M. DINNER 6 P.M.
DANCING AND LIVE AUCTION TO FOLLOW
Tickets may be purchased at Lauhoff Jewelry in Trenton & Chillicothe, Chillicothe Elk’s Lodge or The Children’s Advocacy Center 906 Main Street in Trenton. For more information, call (660) 359-2874
TICKETS ARE $35 PER COUPLE OR $20 PER PERSON