Saddle up for a good cause
by Sally Litchfield
sallylit@bellsouth.net
January 09, 2013 12:00 AM | 599 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

From left, Boots, Bluejeans and Country Music chairman Barry Morgan, 100+ Women Academy Member Diane Webb, chairman Vic Reynolds, event coordinator Babe Atkins-Byrne and chairman Bill Byrne look forward to Saturday's fourth annual event conducted by the 100+ Women Against Domestic Violence at Jim R. Miller Park. <br>Staff/Laura Moon
From left, Boots, Bluejeans and Country Music chairman Barry Morgan, 100+ Women Academy Member Diane Webb, chairman Vic Reynolds, event coordinator Babe Atkins-Byrne and chairman Bill Byrne look forward to Saturday's fourth annual event conducted by the 100+ Women Against Domestic Violence at Jim R. Miller Park.
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You can’t say no to 100+ women. So pull on your cowboy boots, grab your hat and get ready to support the fourth Annual 100+ Women Against Domestic Violence, FUNraiser ― Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music hosted by YWCA of Northwest Georgia. The event is Saturday at Jim R. Miller Park at 6 p.m.

The evening’s festivities, chaired by Bill Byrne, District Attorney Vic Reynolds and Solicitor General Barry Morgan, includes the Bill Atkins Band, featuring Pat Head and Radio Hall of Fame and Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame Member Rhubarb Jones. Dinner will be provided by Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q.

Contributions to attend are $35 per person or $50 per couple. All proceeds benefit the YWCA of Northwest Georgia.

The vision of the YWCA of Northwest Georgia, established in 1917, is to create a community free of domestic violence and sexual assault. Serving primarily Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding counties, the organization provides programs and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“This fundraiser is important because the YWCA offers the only domestic violence shelter in the county, as well as transitional housing for up to 24 months, legal advocates to help with temporary protective orders, medical services to assault victims, counseling and support groups for as long as needed and a 24-hour crisis line,” said Babe Atkins-Byrne, who has organized the event for four years.

The event also educates the public about important work the YWCA does for the community.

“We feel that the awareness that this fundraiser gives to the YWCA is invaluable because not everyone knows about the YWCA and what it offers,” said Atkins-Byrne, who recently retired after working for Cobb Superior Court Judge George Kreeger for 34 years.

Awareness is crucial to the YWCA to carry out its mission.

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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