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Child Advocacy Center to host Black and Blue Masquerade Gala

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Just in time for Halloween the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County invites you to join them for an exciting evening of fun for a great cause.

On Oct. 27 the CAC will host its inaugural Black & Blue Masquerade Gala.

Committee members for the Child Advocacy Center’s inaugural Black & Blue Masquerade Gala model meet to discuss attire for the event. From left are: CAC staff members, Tracy Henry, Melissa Baker, and Melanie Proper; Executive Director of the CAC, Karrie Damm, CAC staff members, Stacy Austin-Root, and Christa Thomas, and committee member, Elizabeth Fadden.
Committee members for the Child Advocacy Center’s inaugural Black & Blue Masquerade Gala model meet to discuss attire for the event. From left are: CAC staff members, Tracy Henry, Melissa Baker, and Melanie Proper; Executive Director of the CAC, Karrie Damm, CAC staff members, Stacy Austin-Root, and Christa Thomas, and committee member, Elizabeth Fadden.

According to Karrie Damm, executive director of the CAC, the gala promises to be the must attend event of the fall season.

“Following a Halloween theme, the CAC Black & Blue Gala will offer attendees an entertaining, fun-filled evening featuring hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the seven-piece band, Soft Spoken. Guests are asked to dress in black and blue. Black jackets and blue jeans or black or blue gowns, and of course, a masquerade mask of their choosing,” said Damm.

“The Black & Blue Masquerade Gala represents our efforts to take the mask off of child abuse. The national exposure that child abuse is receiving is helping to bring this problem to the forefront. Now, more than ever, it is important that we come together as a community to combat child abuse right here in Oswego County. The CAC is committed to helping children find justice and healing for however long it takes to eradicate this heinous problem once and for all. I encourage community members to listen to our youth and be aware of the symptoms of child abuse,” Damm added.

The Black & Blue Masquerade Gala serves as a fundraiser for the CAC, a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve child victims of sexual and physical abuse.

The agency provides advocacy and mental health services to approximately 70 children each week, serving more than 380 children in 2011.

The CAC Black & Blue Masquerade will be held Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the former St. Michael’s Church, 301 Beech St.

As there are a limited number of tickets available for the event, registration and pre-sale tickets are recommended.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Child Advocacy Center at 315-592-4453 or visit www.oswegocac.org