100+ stand strong against domestic violence
by Sally Litchfield
January 04, 2014 09:46 PM | 2684 views | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The annual 100+ Women Against Violence Fundraiser — Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music event will be Jan. 11 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Committee members are, from left, Hope Felshaw, Kim McCoy, Vic Reynolds, Babe Atkins-Byrne, Holly Tuchman and Bill Byrne. <br> Staff/Jeff Stanton
The annual 100+ Women Against Violence Fundraiser — Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music event will be Jan. 11 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Committee members are, from left, Hope Felshaw, Kim McCoy, Vic Reynolds, Babe Atkins-Byrne, Holly Tuchman and Bill Byrne.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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Be sure to bring your hats and boots to the annual 100+ Women Against Violence Fundraiser — Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music event will be Jan. 11 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. It will be hosted by the YWCA of Northwest Georgia and feature nationally syndicated disc jockey morning show host Moby.
Be sure to bring your hats and boots to the annual 100+ Women Against Violence Fundraiser — Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music event will be Jan. 11 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. It will be hosted by the YWCA of Northwest Georgia and feature nationally syndicated disc jockey morning show host Moby.
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There’s no saying no to 100+ women. Put on your cowboy boots, your hat and your bluejeans for the 5th Annual 100+ Women Against Domestic Violence fundraiser — Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music.

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 hfelshaw@ywcanwga.com.

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.



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Luek
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January 06, 2014
How about the other side of this issue of domestic violence? Men being abused.

This is perpetuating the stereotype of abuse of men. Men being abused is just a silly joke and funny. Besides he probably deserved it.

Abuse of women on the other hand is a national outrage and no woman deserves it.

In other words men always bad women always good.

This has got to change !
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