February 6, 2020
The Party: Supporters of the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center celebrated the nonprofit’s 20th annual dinner at the Cedar Room. Guests enjoyed appetizers like goat cheese cannolis and ahi tuna poke bowls as they listened to music by bluegrass group Gravel Road before being seated for dinner. Doug Warner, who has been the auctioneer each year of the event, led competitive bids for prizes such as a vacation home in Costa Rica. This year, the auction raised enough funds to provide services for 870 local children that have faced abuse and trauma.
Highlight: A video dedicated to event founders, Weesie and Tradd Newton
Overheard: “You could feel it when you walked in—the magic, the palpable energy in the room.”
Beneficiary: Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center