DCSO 4th Annual Fundraiser and Festival
Music Between the Mountains
Co-sponsored by Dade County Chamber
May 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
At the Dade County High School
Dade County Sheriff’s Fundraiser to Benefit Savannah’s Canopy
About Savannah’s Canopy
Savannah’s Canopy is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization founded in 2012 by Tony and Dori Moreland.
Dozens of children have come and gone from the Moreland’s home during their years as foster parent’s. The Moreland’s six children who remain in their home are adopted/permanently placed. They receive no personal funds from the government.
Tony’s Sunday class supplies diapers and wipes to all of Dade County’s foster kids.
Savannah’s Canopy buys Christmas gifts for foster kids not covered by churches or DCSO.
If a foster family needs an extra bedroom to board foster kids and don’t have the money, Savannah’s Canopy builds the room and takes care of the expenses. Items like pack and play, car seats, and strollers are also provided by Savannah’s Canopy. There is no governmental agency or existing charity to help with those issues.
On many Sundays, birthdays, and or holidays, you will find birth parents of the Moreland’s adoptive children at their home eating or spending time with their birth children. Grandparents, aunts and others are encouraged to maintain relationships with the children.
Last year Savannah’s Canopy spent over $150,000.00 in foster kid’s efforts. Savannah’s Canopy has never had a fund raiser and never been approached in the way the Sheriff’s Office has reached out this year.
DFACS will call on the Moreland’s to go to churches and civic organizations all over Georgia to make presentations in an effort to attract new foster parents.
It is apparent that some of the birth parents, to children in foster care, or on the verge of entering the system, could manage their own children if they had support. This had led to efforts to reach out to those parents when it appeared that the primary cause for their children entering the foster care system was economic and not because of some evil intent or substance abuse. Many times, those parents can keep or regain custody of their children when they have a support system.
The need is great and the resources few!
DCSO FUNDRAISER RAFFLE
$1.00 Per Ticket for Sale at DCSO
WEEKEND STAY (Friday/Saturday Nights) CLOUDLAND CANYON “YURT”
1 HOUR MASSAGE – TARA BUCKNER
50/50 RAFFLE (split total $ amount of tickets sold)
$500.00 Gift Certificates – CANYON GRILL
Liberty Safe – Retail Value $1,329.00 RANDY’S PAWN SHOP
Glock 42 .380 Cal
32" Insignia flat screen TV
“Cute Kids Beauty Pageant”
Sponsored by GA Probation
The Cute Kids Pageant is an open pageant for the kids in Dade County. This is a sponsored event so there is no entry fee. Contestants will be signed up on a “first come first serve” basis so signup early. We will accept contestants until we reach 40. The pageant will start at 10:00 a.m. so the kids can enjoy the rest of the day at the Festival. The contestants will be judged in two age groups 1 year–3 years and 4 year–6 years. There will be a top 3 chosen from each group for a total of 6 finalist. 1st (winner), 2nd, and 3rd place overall trophies will be awarded. Also, participation trophies will be given to each contestant. To be fair to every child participating, we are asking that the children wear “Sunday Best” NO Pageant Dresses or Tuxedos please. Girls and Boys are both welcome. Must be signed up with DCSO before April 3rd. Arrive at the Dade County High School Auditorium by 9:00 a.m. as numbers will be drawn at that time for pageant placement. We will also do a “walk through” on the stage. Parents may walk with 1 year-3 year old contestants. This will be a fun event. If you have any questions, please call Carolyn Bradford Lane or Mary Ann Bradford at DCSO 706-657-3233.
Day of Performance
1ST Place $1,000 & 8 hr. Recording Session
2nd Place $500.00
3rd Place $250
SOLOS, TRIOS, QUARTETS, CHOIRS, AND BANDS ARE WELCOME
MUST SIGN UP NO LATER THAN APRIL 3, 2017
MUST PAY REGISTRATION FEE $150.00
CAN NOT BE SIGNED WITH A LABEL OR BE PERFORMING FOR A LIVING
DRUMS, KEYBOARD, AND MIKES WILL BE FURNISHED
NUMBERS WILL BE DRAWN FOR CONTEST PLACEMENT
Each contestant (band, group, choir etc.) in the music competition will need to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. The stage will be set with drums, keyboard, and PA system. Any damage to the drums, keyboard or PA will be the responsibility of the contestants. Participating in the Music Competition constitutes agreement with the above written terms.
There will be a parking area close to the stage to bring in amplifiers. PLEASE keep equipment to a minimum as there will only be 15 minutes between performances. If you are using a CD for musical accompaniment, please let us know immediately and have it ready when you arrive.
There are four categories. The lineup will be Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Rock. You will draw a number and go on stage in that order. The judges will pick the top five and those contestants will perform a second song. From that second performance, the judges will pick the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. They will be announced as soon as the tally is in. The 1st place winner will perform again later in the evening.
Rolling Video Games, will be at the Festival. Kids will be able to play videos for free. What is a mobile video game theater? It is a game truck trailer with FOUR widescreen high-def TVs cover the walls in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action with speakers in front and back. Everything is linked, so 16 players can play the same game — or against each other!