$10,000 raised at Carl Perkins Center’s dinner, auction



ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS – The Carroll County Carl Perkins Advisory Board members on the front row (from left) are Vicki Taylor Williams, Terry McCoy, Lisa Brewer, Braden Maddox, Cayce Dempsey Maddox, Tee Jay Glidwell, and Bertha Taylor. On the back row former member Kenny McBride, Natalie Porter, Lisa Brewer’s daughter Katelyn, Betty Robinson, Shirley Nanney, Kimberly Webb, Jill Holland, Mary Bybee Woods, Rob Woods and John Roberts.

The Roaring ’20s theme provided fun times at the Carroll County Carl Perkins Center’s 13th Annual Dinner and Auction March 4.

At the same time, it provided funds that offer many programs for the prevention of child abuse such as parenting classes, relative caregiver program, food bank, victim advocacy, support groups, child investigative team services, sexual abuse prevention training, therapy services and a monitoring program which are all offered free of charge.

According to County Director Tee Jay Glidwell, approximately $10,000 was raised.

“The Center is grateful for your support,” she said during the event.

The tables were elegantly decorated in gold and black that provided extra flair for the “Roaring ’20s” theme. Many came attired in dress of that decade. The Flashback Band from McKenzie donated the entertainment with pop tunes from the past.

The year’s event was moved from the usual Carroll County Civic Center to Bethel University’s Vera Low building.

Guests bid on silent and live auction items. Auctioneer Joey Jones rendered his services for the live auction with the highest price items, being the two Florida trips. Sara Townsend paid $500 for one and Andy Dickson purchased the other one for $425.

SILENT AUCTION BIDS – Sara Townsend (in foreground) and Eileen Watson write down their bids for silent auction items at Carl Perkins Dinner and Auction.

Advisory Board Chairman Braden Maddox told how appreciative the center was for the support of the community and sponsors.

The platinum sponsors this year were Centennial Bank and Carroll Bank & Trust. The silver sponsors were the Coleman and Keith families, Clark Street Baptist Church, Register of Deeds Natalie Porter, County Clerk Bertha Taylor, ABC Learning Center, First Bank, Taylor Real Estate, Granges Americas, Inc. and the Flashback Band.

Besides Maddox, members of the advisory board are vice chairperson Lisa Brewer, Jill Holland, Natalie Jordan, Cayce Dempsey Maddox, Terry McCoy, Brandi McKinnie, Shirley Nanney, Natalie Porter, John Roberts, Betty Robinson, secretary Bertha Taylor, Kimberly Webb, Vicki Taylor Williams, Mary Bybee Woods and Rob Woods.

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DRESSED IN STYLE – Couple Darren Warren and Terry McCoy were dressed in Roaring ’20s style for Carl Perkins Dinner and Auction.

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