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Chart A Course for Children, The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center’s annual fundraiser, returned to Fleet Landing this year for an evening a good food and company for a great cause.

Partygoers paused to mug for the camera on their way into Fleet Landing, where they were warmly welcomed with cocktails and canapes. The signature LED wineglasses that made a splash at last year’s party were again offered as party favors this year, and guests happily circulated through the silent auction with winking goblets in hand.

A number of Charleston’s very generous philanthropists could be spotted in the crowd, and after all the black-tie and formal social affairs of late, everyone seemed relieved to rub elbows and mingle in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The cocktail hour and silent auction gradually gave way to a three-course meal and live auction, which again featured an adorable puppy.

Chart A Course For Children is the annual fundraiser hosted by Weesie and Tradd Newton along with Fleet Landing Restaurant, and the evening benefits The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center strives to keep children safe from abuse and when abuse occurs, to work with the community to bring healing to children and their families.