Light Up the Night – This Friday!

“Celebrate the end of the summer with us at Light Up the Night.  It will be perfect dancing weather with temperatures in the low 70’s,” said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer. 

The 3rd Annual Light Up the Night party will be held at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro on Friday evening, September 6, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Dance under the stars at the party of the seaon, mix and mingle, and enjoy an evening that will benefit a great cause—child abuse victims served by the Child Advocacy Centers in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

“Guests are asked to wear white to help Light up the Night!” continued De Boer.  “Grab your dancing shoes because the Nashville based band Crossroads will have you dancing the night away with your favorite dance partner.”  Professional photographer Frank Caperton will capture the moment in photos. 

Brittnie Noble and Elizabeth Benton announced the amazing food menu for the event:  Blue Cactus Cantina Brisket Quesadillas, Corelife Eatery Southwestern Rice Bowl, Goodness Gracious Cafe Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs, Goodness Gracious Cafe Finger foods, and Puckett’s Grocery Pimento Cheese Bites. 

The delicious desserts include Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Pies, Double Tree Cookies, Krispy Kreme Donuts, O’Charleys Pecan Pies, and Puckett’s Grocery Cobbler Shots.

The signature White Sangria will be served, along with beer, wines, and iced teas.   Drinks will be provided by

Old Fort Liquor and Wine, Goodness Gracious Café, and Puckett’s Grocery.

Guest can bid on auction items including trips to Gatlinburg TN, Chattanooga TN, Savannah GA, Atlanta GA, and Jack Daniels Distillery.  Back by popular demand are the surprise boxes of hope that will be sold for $50 and $100. 

De Boer stated that, “The Child Advocacy Center is grateful to our faithful supporters that include Adams Family Foundation, Bell Jewelers, Beyond Aquatics, Mike Busey State Farm Insurance, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union, Doubletree Hotel, Goco Center for Aesthetics (Paul Goco, M.D.), Hall Davidson and Associates, Aurelia Holden, Jaime E. and Amy Jaramillo, Pam and Danny Jones, Junior League of Murfreesboro, Kiwanis Club of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose, and Throat (Dr. Mark and Jill Converse), Middle Tennessee Electric Sharing Change  Inc., Middle Tennessee Emergency Physicians, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Mitchell & Mitchell Attorneys At Law, Dr. and Mrs. Michael and Diane Moran, Murfreesboro Flower Shop, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Pediatrics, Murfreesboro Young Professionals, Nesting

Project, Oaklands Mansion, Elizabeth R. Parker, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Shacklett’s Photography, Smyrna Smith Bros. Car Wash, Sudsy’s Car Wash, Bill and Lucy Whitesell, Wilson Bank and Trust (Andy Jakes), Andy and Cherry Womack State Farm Insurance, Woodfin Memorial Chapel, and VIP Murfreesboro.

“Crimes against children often occur in the dark.  This event brings light to the serious issue of child sexual abuse,” concluded De Boer.  “Come out and support our communities youngest and most vulnerable crime victims—child sexual abuse victims.”

Tickets are $75 for an individual or $140 per couple and are available to purchase at  Tickets will also be available at the event.  For questions, call the Child Advocacy Center in Rutherford County at 615-867-9000 or in Cannon County at 615-563-9915.