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An evening of fun for a cause
Angel's Autumn Fest raises funds for CAC
2 Silent Auction
Tricia Adams and Patsy Rhea-Cunningham look over the many auction items available at Angel's Autumn Fest held at Deer Path Farms. - photo by Tricia Milstead

The picturesque Deer Path Farms played host to the 7th Annual Angel’s Autumn Fest benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District on Friday evening.
 CAC executive director Martha Phillips, said “We come together in a fun, relaxed evening to try to draw the community in. The setting is just perfect to accommodate it.”
The evening’s theme was “Boots and Baubles,” with attendees wearing everything from semiformal dresses and suits to jeans and cowboy boots. Approximately 185 guests attended.
The rustic venue was beautifully decorated with an autumn flair. The buffet, auction, and music were held in the main barn, with seating and dinner in an attached dining room. Pumpkins, greenery, and vines decorated the entrance to the barn, with burlap curtains draping the doorway.
Inside, subdued overhead lighting, candles and strands of lights set the scene. Centerpieces featuring tropical bird of paradise flowers adorned each table, with elegant china place settings. Windows were decorated with burlap and strings of lights.
As they entered the reception area, guests were able to browse the silent auction offerings, which included jewelry, pottery, hand sewn girl’s dresses, hand-painted artwork, homemade sweets, and a variety of other special items. An adorable puppy provided by Viola Valley Dogs was available for adoption and proved very popular with attendees.
A selection of white wines was served by bartender Ernest Whiting during the reception as guests mingled and listened to the opening band, “Them Ol Big Hickory Boys.” The invocation was offered by Teddy Jones, pastor of Church of Christ at Bluff Springs.
A delicious dinner of prime rib, seasoned mashed potatoes, a vegetable medley, pasta salad, and tea was served to guests. A variety of tempting desserts were placed at each table, including German chocolate cake.
After the meal, guest speaker and president of the CAC31 Board of Directors Lisa Zavogiannis gave a touching speech about her experiences with abused children, in particular the tragic story of Cheyenne Delp.
The evening was closed with socializing and dancing to “Thunder Creek,” a local rock band playing classic ‘70s rock and contemporary rock mix.
The enjoyable evening benefited an important cause, with more CAC information available by calling 931-507-2386. For information on Deer Path Farms, contact 931-686-2433.