The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) was the beneficiary of proceeds from a Men’s Night Out live auction lot sold at last spring’s Gala. Nine men bid on the lot that would be hosted at the home of area residents Wayne Paul and Susan Kiley in their “man cave.”
The all-men evening was a huge success with the host couple personally preparing the food, which included heavy hors d’oeuvres and a full sit-down dinner. Dessert was made by Dave and Laura Thomas. Cory Fosdyck also donated bourbon.
Fosdyck added, “On behalf of the Destin Bourbon Society, I was pleased to support this amazing event and worthy cause by donating two of the club’s private barrel selections.”
“We are so grateful for our kind and generous hosts Susan and Wayne for helping create such a unique experience for our guests,” Julie Porterfield, ECCAC’s CEO commented. “Their support, as well as the support of Cory Fosdyck, gave the Men’s Night Out donors an opportunity to enjoy fine wines, fine foods, bourbon, and fellowship while raising funds to end child abuse in our community.”
With a Center in Okaloosa County and the Pierce Family Center in Walton County, ECCAC houses representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, licensed mental health counselors, and ECCAC’s staff and volunteers. In ECCAC’s 21-year history, over 15,000 children have received more than 170,000 services at no cost.
For further information about the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, visit www.eccac.org
. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.