Child Protect’s Fundraiser, Barrel of Blues, Party of the Spring
Montgomery, AL – Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center hosted their spring fundraising event, Barrel of Blues, on April 25th at the Ware-Farley-Hood House in Old Alabama Town. Barrel of Blues had to be moved indoors at the last minute due to a dangerous storm system that was quickly approaching the area, but that did not keep the supporters away! The event featured a bourbon tasting by Whiskey Adventures, music by blues band King Bee, food by Jennie Weller, drinks, and a silent auction with items contributed by local individuals and businesses. New this year was a raffle of 20 Year Pappy Van Winkle, given to the agency by an anonymous donor, that alone raised $9,600! Congratulations to Ken and Stephanie Peavy, the lucky winners!!
Barrel of Blues was sponsored by ServisFirst Bank, Serquest, Kam & Patrick Sidhu, WSFA, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Beasley Allen, Stokes Stemle, Palomar Insurance, Jackson Thornton, The Vance Law Firm, Jim Wilson & Associates, Hill Hill Carter, Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Whitfield Foods, Kimbro Renovations, Southern Pipe & Supply, Borden Morris Garner, Railyard Brewing Company, and Bob Parker. The event raised $40,000, in its second year.
Child Protect, serving Montgomery County, conducts on average over 400 forensic interviews of child abuse victims a year, with 65% of those cases being sex abuse. Their team also provides follow up counseling and family advocacy throughout the judicial process at no cost to the victims or their families. Dollars raised from Barrel of Blues directly fund these services. Child Protect’s next fundraiser is their 3rd Annual Shindig, a free and family-friendly outdoor concert in Cottage Hill, organized by their Junior Executive Board. For more information about how you can get involved, visit their website, www.childprotect.org.