10-22-14-pinwheel-masquerade.gifThe inaugural Pinwheel Masquerade Ball, the fall fundraiser benefiting the Child Advocacy Center, will take place at the Metropolitan Room on Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.

The event features a wide variety of culinary sponsors that will be on-hand showcasing their fabulous foods. Culinary sponsors that will be in attendance include Sherefé, Sammios, Newk’s Eatery, Dorothy’s Catering 2, Evan’s Catering, Dairy Queen, R Burger and Sweet Surprise Candy Buffet. In addition, Latitude 35 will create a signature drink only available for purchase at the event.

Five Star Entertainment is set to play your favorite music and will also provide a photo booth to capture great memories from the evening. In addition, there is a mask contest and prizes for the best masked male, female, couple and group.

Event attire is semi-formal, with your mask.

Always a favorite at any event, both a live and silent auction will take place. There are many great items for attendees to bid on, including a week stay in a Myrtle Beach Condo, a week of overnight camp at Camp Rockfish, a birthday bash at The Little Gym, six entries to Wine, Paint and Canvas and a gift certificate for Blessed Oasis Pet Resort for dog boarding or training.

“We’re really excited about this event! It’s something new that no one else is doing. We’re hoping that people will make this their go-to Halloween event. There are lots of things for kids to do for Halloween; we wanted to help provide something for the adults, while helping to raise money for a great organization. The Metropolitan Room is a great venue for this type of event. The old bank vault really adds a great ambiance to our theme,” said event co-chair Krista Kessler. 

The Child Advocacy Center serves child victims of abuse in Cumberland County, including Fort Bragg. The center brings together representatives from the Cumberland County Department of Social Service’s Child Protective Services; Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Fayetteville Police Department; Hope Mills Police Department; Spring Lake Police Department; the medical community via Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Cape Fear Valley Health Systems and Womack Army Medical Center; Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office; Guardian ad Litem; and Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County. Working with community partners the Child Advocacy Center provides a safe and child friendly place that supports the prevention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse. The center is a place where children and families receive comprehensive services to help them heal from abuse.

The Pinwheel Masquerade Ball will kickoff the 19 Days of Prevention, which the Child Advocacy Center celebrates annually. The 19 days are meant to serve as an awareness to prevent abuse and violence against children. The pinwheel, which is featured in the event’s logo and decorations, represents the bright future that every child deserves.

Tickets are on sale now through the center’s website, www.childadvocacycenter.com, or by calling 486-9700. The event is expected to be a sell-out, so organizers are advising you to purchase tickets early.

Auction items are still being collected, so if you’re interested in donating, please call the Child Advocacy Center.

Photo: The Innaugural Pinwheel Masquerade Ball is slated for Nov. 1. The ball benefits the Child Advocacy Center.

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