Be a Voice for Kids fundraiser this Friday

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Cabin Fever fundraiser for Be a Voice for Kids at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Polk County High School will be fun, and there is a deeper meaning, too.

“For a number of years I have investigated child sex crimes and have seen the long term effects of such crimes,” said BJ Bayne, Investigations Captain for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. “Being a voice for kids to me means, representing all of the kids I have tried to help over the years. It’s being a voice for the ones who couldn’t speak of because of shame or circumstance. It’s being a voice of understanding and knowing why some kids are too scared to come forward. Being a voice in the confusion of trying to understand why these bad things happen. Being a voice for kids means doing everything I can to make the lives of these victims mean more and that they are not alone.”

The event will feature great barbecue from Mountain View, plus entertainment by Elvis impersonator Danny Edwards of Chesapeake, Va., Johnny Edney and Loaded Toad.

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There will be door prizes, and a silent auction. Aaron Greene, Polk County school superintendent, will be the emcee for the event.

Everyone is invited to do good for the kids in this county while having a good time together.

– article submitted by BeAVoice4Kids