Light Up the Night for Child Abuse Victims! Celebrate the End of Summer with the Child Advocacy Center

Jul 19, 2021 at 09:20 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Dance under the stars, mix and mingle, and enjoy a beautiful summer evening that will benefit a great cause,” said Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Katie Enzor.   

The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 4th Annual Light Up the Night Party to celebrate the end of summer on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro.  The party of the season will include entertainment, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and an amazing silent auction.  Two complimentary drinks are included with each ticket and a cash bar will be available.  Tickets are $100 per individual or $175 per couple.  Guests are encouraged to wear white to light up the night. 

This is where you come in.  The Child Advocacy Center needs local businesses, civic groups, and individuals to make the Light Up the Night sparkle.  Show our community your commitment to child abuse victims.  Sponsorships range from $250-$2,500.  Please register online at by the August 2, 2021 deadline for your name or business name to be included on the invitations.  

The Child Advocacy Center works as a multidisciplinary team with the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s Office to respond to child abuse cases, investigate the crime, aggressively prosecute offenders, help children heal, and help families rebuild their shattered lives.  In the last 21 years, the Child Advocacy Center and the Child Protective Investigative Team have impacted the lives of 11% of the population of Rutherford and Cannon Counties by serving 38,478 people.  During the pandemic child abuse cases increased 16%. 

Your partnership will support crisis intervention services for child abuse victims, child sexual abuse victims, drug endangered children, and child sexual abuse prevention trainings to educate parents, grandparents, and professionals how to protect children from child sexual abuse.   

“Child sexual abuse and other crimes against children often occur in the dark.  This event brings to light the serious issue of child sexual abuse,” said Child Advocacy Center director De Boer.  “Come out, enjoy a fabulous end of the summer party, and support the youngest and most vulnerable crime victims in our community—child sexual abuse victims.” 

Sponsorship opportunities and event tickets are available at  For questions, please contact the Development Coordinator Katie Enzor at or call Rutherford County at (615) 867-9000 or Cannon County at (615) 563-9915. 

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