Annual Events

February – Dinner Auction
The New Day. New Hope. New Dream dinner auction is held every February at the Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory. The dinner auction is known for its intimate size and generous heart, raising over $5,402,000 since 2001 and helping 3,890 abused children and their families find healing at The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. Guests enjoy cocktails and sumptuous appetizers, while bidding on exciting silent auction items. Following a specially-prepared, three course dinner, the live auction offers exciting vacations, exclusive dining opportunities, and fine original art. All proceeds from the auction support the delivery of critical services for abused children and their families at Dee Norton.

April – Movie Night
Movie Night is held on a Friday evening each April as part of our Child Abuse Prevention month campaign. It’s an event that offers children and families an evening of safe, family-fun. We don’t charge admission and everyone in the community is invited. We typically distribute fliers to most CCSD and BCSD schools that are placed in kids’ backpacks, promote the event on social media, online and at any event we participate in leading up to or during April.

October – Luncheon
Annually the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center hosts a luncheon where guests enjoy lunch and hear a story of perseverance, determination and courage from a nationally recognized speaker.  The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the issue of child abuse and the resiliency of children. Our speakers offer a message of hope in the face of overwhelming life circumstances.