4/30/2019 12:21:00 AM "The Price Is Right for Fighting Child Abuse," May 4 Thirteenth annual event benefits Coalition Against Child Abuse
Come on down! This year’s “Price Is Right” event will feature a Star Wars theme.
(Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Coalition Against Childbuse)
Lincoln Herald Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
LINCOLNTON, N.C.––Come on down!
Yes, it’s time once again for “The Price Is Right for Fighting Child Abuse,” coming up May 4 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in uptown Lincolnton. Doors open at 5 p.m., with pizza, hot dogs, sweets and beverages available for purchase, and the game show follows at 6 p.m. Presented by First Federal Savings Bank, tickets are $10 each and available at the door.
This is the 13th annual such event, which raises money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center, according to spokeswoman Sherry Reinhardt.
“This evening promises a fun-filled, Star Wars-themed experience for the whole family,” Reinhardt said Thursday. “This year is going to be extra-exciting and fun, as we hope the Force is with you as you come on down to win some money and spectacular prizes! Barry Burleson will be returning to play the enthusiastic Rod Roddy, complete with flamboyant apparel, and Cecil Smith will be returning as the witty Drew Carey.
“We also have our special ‘Price is Right’ ‘beauties’ this year, including Stuart Boyles of Carolina Furniture Mart and a few other fun surprises,” she continued. “The purchase of a 10-dollar ticket will get you a chance to be called down to be the next contestant on contestant row and an opportunity to win some fabulous prizes donated by businesses and individuals, including: a fantastic golf cart; a vacation package to Myrtle Beach; a vacation package to Ocean Isle; exquisite bedroom furniture from Carolina Furniture Mart; a family getaway for six to Great Wolf Lodge; $1,000 in cash; and many, many other wonderful items.”
Reinhardt added that in addition to the usual program, this year there will be a live auction between games. Among the items to be auctioned will be a full orthodontic package from Austin Orthodontics, valued at $6,500; gift baskets from local establishments, gift certificates to area businesses; and items from tables covered in art and homemade cakes. The children’s games will also return this year, and they will take place before the start of the show.
As in past years, local disc jockey Michael Branson of Boogie Nights DJ Services will add music and sound effects, along with many new set surprises to make this a realistic and unforgettable “Price is Right” experience, just like the long-running TV show of the same name.
Reinhardt continued that the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center provides the county with programs designed to protect children from abuse and to provide care for the smallest victims.
“Without the support of a caring community, full of corporations and individuals like you who attend events such as ‘The Price Is Right,’ the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center would cease to exist,” said Reinhardt.
She added that there were 2,115 children reported to Lincoln County Social Services as abused or neglected in 2018. The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center saw 201 of those cases involving child sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse. It is estimated that one in 10 children will experience some type of sexual abuse before they’re 18 years old.
For further information, call Reinhardt at (704) 736-1155 or see the Facebook page.