Locals gather for a Chocolate Affair

Jake Old • Apr 4, 2017 at 4:27 PM

The Eighth Annual Chocolate Affair at the Capitol Theater in Lebanon saw many local people get together to support the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center, as tickets were sold out in the days leading up to the event.

Those in attendance were treated to dining provided by Two Fat Men Catering, a presentation of “Once in a While” by Don Breedwell performed by Encore Theatre Co., a chocolate fountain and a silent auction.

“It was a very successful event,” said Nancy Willis, executive director of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. “A well-attended — sold out — event.”

The silent auction featured a wide variety of items, and according to event organizers, it may have been the most impressive Chocolate Affair silent auction to date.

“It was the biggest silent auction we’ve had yet,” Willis said.

Several local dignitaries attended the event, including Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash and state Rep. Mark Pody.

Students from Cumberland University volunteered to help out during the event. During a Lebanon Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, Willis thanked the many sponsors, Cumberland’s student volunteers, the Rotary Club and various individuals who helped make the event a success.

“We’re very proud of the support this community gives to us,” she said.

The event serves as a critical fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center, which helps abused and neglected children in Wilson, Smith, Macon, Jackson and Trousdale counties.

The nonprofit organization has been open since 2008. For more information, visit cac15.org. 

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