A local center for the defense of children’s rights will organize a comedy show | Local News

The COMTREA Children’s Advocacy Center has announced that it will hold its first-ever comedy show against child abuse at Twin Oaks Vineyard in Farmington on Saturday.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening will begin with an open bar and a special musical performance by members of the band Amaryllis.

The evening will feature two seasoned comedians. Headliner David Graham is the official comedian of the St. Louis Cardinals and has starred on Last Comic Standing, as well as appearances on Comedy Central, NBC, FOX and ABC.

The second comedian of the evening is Will Clifton, an accomplished comedian/actor with film appearances in “Yes Man”, “Seven Pounds” and “Gone Girl”, as well as numerous appearances on television shows such as “Monk ” and “Numb3rs”. Clifton will travel from California to participate in the event.

The evening will also include a silent auction and other raffles.

Proceeds from the event will fund the day-to-day operations of the Children’s Advocacy Center. These donations and support keep the doors open for children in need. It is always possible to be an event sponsor or to donate silent auction items.

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“The Children’s Advocacy Center is highly dependent on the community for financial support of programs offered to children and families,” said Kimberly Kemerer, Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center. “Since opening our doors in 2000, the CACECM has interviewed more than 7,000 child victims or witnesses of criminal abuse.

“The Farmington office alone has interviewed over 1,974 children since it opened in 2009.”

If you would like additional information about the organization or this upcoming event, contact Kelsey Christisen or Samantha Harris at 573-756-4148 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Javier E. Swan