The event benefiting YWCA of Northwest Georgia is Jan. 11 at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta at 6 p.m.
Keeping with tradition, District Attorney Vic Reynolds co-chairs the event along with Solicitor General Barry Morgan because they see the damage domestic violence has done to families. The evening, presented also by Verizon Wireless, features music, entertainment and Country Radio Hall of Fame, nationally syndicated disc jockey and morning show host Moby.
The vision of the YWCA is “a community free of domestic violence and sexual assault,” according to www.ywcanwga.com.
“We have an obligation, morally and principally, to help those in need. When a woman is the victim of domestic violence, the damage is long lasting. It affects not only the victim, but her children, other family members, friends, the work place and virtually all aspects of her life,” said Reynolds, who is married to Holly, a volunteer at the YWCA and co-chair of the event. They have two grown daughters, Lanie and Mackie. Mackie has also volunteered with the YWCA.
“In my capacity as DA, I see first-hand the effect domestic violence has on families. I believe very strongly that I have an obligation to help educate the public about this problem and work to try and stop violence in our homes,” said Reynolds, a Marietta resident.
The event is a way the community can support the work of the YWCA.
“This event is a great way, at a reasonable cost, to help victims of domestic violence. I encourage everyone to attend,” he said.
“The event is very laid back and a fun way to see friends after the holiday season,” Reynolds said.
Tickets are $30 per person and include Williamson Bros. barbecue. To purchase online, visit www.ywcanwga.com and click 100+ Women Against Domestic Violence under the events icon. Contact Hope Felshaw at (770) 423-3562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Miller Park is at 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta.
For details on the YWCA’s programs and services, or how to be part of the solution, contact (770) 427-2902 or visit www.ywcanwga.com. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call (770) 427-3390.