Child Protect Junior Executive Board (CPJEB) hosted the third annual SHINDIG, a free, family-friendly, open air concert, this past July 28 to raise funds and awareness for their efforts at Children’s Advocacy Center serving Montgomery County.
Due to major construction at Winter Place in Cottage Hill, the event was moved from its previous home to the green at the Shoppes at EastChase. Guests brought their lawn chairs for a fun summer afternoon with music by Cameron Dubois, games by LAF, face painting by Abrakadoodle, artwork, and more.
A variety of food trucks and Alabama-based artisans participated, including Aqualime and the Be.YOU.tiful Boutique on Wheels, with food from That’s My Dog and Wharf Casual Seafood, drinks by Little Donkey, and sweets from Frios Gourmet Pops and MADE Cookies. SHINDIG was presented by Guardian Credit Union, with other sponsors Shaw Technology, ALFA Insurance, Emily Wise Photography, Baker Realtime Worldwide Court Reporting, and Steineker & Dillon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Child Protect conducts, on average, 400 forensic interviews of child abuse victims every year (54% of those cases being sexual abuse). Their team also provides follow up counseling and family advocacy throughout the judicial process with no cost to the victims or their families. This year, SHINDIG raised $3,000 to directly fund these services.
For more information about how you can get involved, visit www.childprotect.org.