|Event to raise money to benefit child victims of violence|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center (SVCAC) will host its 2012 Harvest Moon Charity Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Franklin County YMCA in Rocky Mount.
"It (the ball) brings the community together, promotes thankfulness of hardships overcome and introduces new friends," said Joyce Moran, executive officer of the SVCAC. "It also supports established services, preventing and responding to children impacted by family and community-based violence."
The ball will feature food, live music by the Stealing Home Band and a cash bar.
Tickets are $20 per person and $35 per couple or $125 for a table of eight.
There will be a silent auction, and this year, electronic bids will be accepted, Moran said. Debit and credit cards will also be accepted. Online bidders have to be 21 years of age and older. For terms and conditions of the online auction, email email@example.com.
To see some of the items that will be auctioned, visit the agency's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SVCAC4KIDS.
"Remember, the holidays are coming," said Moran. "The items we will have available make great gifts for friends and relatives."
Over 1,200 people from the Franklin County community receive services through the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center annually, Moran said. "By participating in this event, you will make a difference in the lives of those children and families who are in need of services in your community."
To purchase tickets, contact the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center at 484-5566 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org .
To learn more about the SVCAC and its programs and services, visit the agency's website at www.southernvacac.org.