JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is pleased to announce that the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the 3rd Annual Witches Night Out fundraiser to be held Oct. 25 at the Joliet Renaissance Center, 214 North Ottawa Street in Joliet.
Witches Night Out is a unique event during which women dress as witches for a fun night out on the town. The event’s proceeds fund United Way agencies that serve women and children in need. This year’s committee selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center for its dedication to helping children and families hurt by child abuse. Lamb’s Fold Women’s Center and Stepping Stones Treatment and Recovery Center also were selected as beneficiaries of this year’s event.
Witches Night Out activities will include a Witches Bazaar starting at 4:30 p.m., a buffet dinner, tours of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, ghost stories told by a Joliet Drama Guild member, fortune tellers, door prizes and a costume contest.
“I want to thank the Witches Night Out committee for selecting the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as one of the beneficiaries of this year’s fundraiser,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow, who founded the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 and chairs its Board of Directors. “Participants are certain to have a lot of fun and the proceeds will enable the CAC to continue its crucial mission of protecting vulnerable children.”
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization. Its professionally trained staff interviews children who are the victims of sexual or severe physical abuse in a non-threatening, non-suggestive environment. The children’s recorded statements have been used in the successful prosecution of literally hundreds of child predators over the past 17 years. Last year, the center interviewed 321 children.
Tickets for Witches Night Out cost $15. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.witchesnightout.com. Tickets are also available by contacting the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4562.