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Watch the Kentucky Derby and help raise funds to support child abuse victims at the Child Advocacy Center Derby Party. 

Duck season will kick off with the Derby Party and Auction on May 3, 2014 from 2 p.m. until the horses’ race. 5 Senses Restaurant will be filled inside and out with a derby style party, complete with entertainment, dancing, our signature derby drink the “Duck Julep,” and hors d’oeuvres, including hot browns and Derby pie. 

At 5:24 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to watch “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, as the Kentucky Derby is shown on the huge projector screen. 

Queen of the Quackers Coreen King announced, “The Child Advocacy Center is grateful to our generous Duck Derby and Derby Party sponsors. The Center has raised over $30,000 in sponsorships. The War Admiral presenting sponsors are Sudsy’s Car Wash and St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.” 

Added King: “The Secretariat sponsors are Adams Family Foundation (Robert and Susan Adams), AT&T U-verse, Backer - Springfield, Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro, CRF Properties, Emergency Physicians of St. Thomas Hospital, Farrer Construction Company, Lamar Advertising Company, Quality Exteriors, Waldron Fann and Parsley, and General William and Lucy Whitesell. \

“The Seabiscuit sponsors are C&K Hardwood Floors, Mike and Marlene Becker, Bridgestone LaVergne Plant, Mayor Ernest and Peggy Burgess, Bushido School of Karate, Fast Signs, Gaither Perio and Dental Implants, Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles, Mid South Bank, Mid State Neurosurgery, Middle Tennessee Endodontics, Ole South Properties, Roscoe Brown, Inc., John and Sharon Sant Amour, and Sinquefield Family Dentistry.

"The Unbridled sponsors are the Academy of Gateway, Dr. Harold and Patricia Akin, Joey and Julie Allison, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Richard and Carrie Bawcum, Sandra Benson, Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, Patricia Jones Bloomfield, Sheila Hines Floral Design, Rep. John and Marilyn Hood, Robert and Paula Jones, Law Office of Franks and Richardson, Shannon Wheeler from Guaranty Trust, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help, Murfreesboro Wine and Spirits, Elizabeth Renegar Parker, Peddler Gifts and Interiors, Pinnacle Building Services, Dr. and Mrs. David O. Ranz, Sobel Poss and Moore, Stevens Family Tae Kwon Do, Two Men and a Truck and Andy Womack – State Farm Insurance.

Funds raised from the Derby Party will support child abuse services for Rutherford and Cannon County children and the Darkness to Light trainings to educated parents, grandparents, and professionals how to protect children from child sexual abuse. 

In the last 14 years, the Child Advocacy Center has assisted over 13,500 individuals, and trained more than 2,600 adults how to protect children. To register to attend the Derby Party, visit the website at www.boroderbyparty.eventbrite.comor contact the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 867-9000 or the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at 615-563-9915. 


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Members Opinions:
May 03, 2014 at 12:25pm

I really enjoyed reading this article. I especially liked that the Kentucky Derby will help support child abuse victims in our own backyard. Although I am not originally from Murfreesboro, I consider this to be my home while in school and I love to see the growth taking place in this city. Child abuse is a major issue in our country and many of us do not know enough about the topic or how to prevent it and this derby will help fund trainings to help parents and the community become more knowledgeable about the topic, as well as prevention methods. I would like to commend the Child Advocacy Center for all they have done in the last 14 years to help expose child abuse and train people to help prevent these horrific crimes from happening. Although I have never experienced child abuse or know anyone who has experienced it, these crimes that some children have to endure just pulls at my heartstrings and I believe that no child should have to endure the pain inflicted upon them by the hands of sick individuals with sick minds. I will indeed tune in to watch the Kentucky Derby and support the victims of child abuse in any way that I can.

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