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Foxhall to host benefit for child court advocates
by Bill Baldowski
March 12, 2014 02:19 PM | 1290 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Jennifer King of Children’s Voice CASA Inc.; Mike Stephens, Denim and Diamonds committee and Boys & Girls Clubs board of directors member; Brenda Camp, event co-chairwoman; and Stephanie Bleakley, event chair, will host the event Saturday.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal From left, Jennifer King of Children’s Voice CASA Inc.; Mike Stephens, Denim and Diamonds committee and Boys & Girls Clubs board of directors member; Brenda Camp, event co-chairwoman; and Stephanie Bleakley, event chair, will host the event Saturday.
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Whether it is to observe nature at its most scenic or to experience the many family or individual recreational opportunities available, those visiting the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club go for many reasons.

However, more than 200 are expected to attend an event at Foxhall’s Overlook Pavilion Saturday at 7 p.m. for one reason — to support Douglas County children through the county’s Court Appointed Special Advocate program and the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club.

The visitors will be attending the third annual Denim and Diamonds Ball.

The event will have a cowboy theme, as has been customary in recent years. Stephanie Bleakley, president of the Denim and Diamonds charity, said event organizers are looking to break last year’s record attendance.

“It will be a gathering focused on good food and refreshment as well as entertainment provided by local entertainer Mike Brookshire,” she said.

DJ Brandon Winn also will provide music, she said.

All of the food and drinks will be provided by Low Country Barbecue and Atlanta’s Finest Catering, Bleakley said.

Admission to the event is $100 per person, a portion of which is tax deductible, Bleakley said.

Tickets include dinner, dessert, a free drink, cash bar and live entertainment, plus blackjack and roulette tables with play money.

Bleakley said the Denim and Diamonds organization was established to have fun in Douglas County while raising funds for worthy causes.

“Each year, we select two charities which we want to benefit,” she said. “We believe this year’s charities rank high on the list of organizations deserving support.”

The Douglas County CASA foster care program has as its slogan, “I am for the child,” which Bleakley said well summarizes its functions.

“CASA provides these children a much needed advocate and is a voice for them during their time in the county’s foster care system and in court,” she said.

The CASA program also provides pre-service training, which enables volunteers entering the program to provide support to the children during court appearances.

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