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Rockdale Cares fundraiser dinner Aug. 8
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Dust off your cowboy hats and pull on your dancing boots. Rockdale Cares is holding a country-western themed event for their 29th annual fundraising dinner on Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the dinner and auction will go to the respite service provided at Haven House for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The respite home gives a chance for caretakers to take a break from what is normally a round-the-clock job of caring for their loved one.

The event, which is the non-profit's largest annual fundraiser, will be held at the Acuity Brands Lighting's People Center and feature live entertainment, a catered dinner and a silent auction with artwork, paintings, mirrors, lawnmowers and more.
A highlight of the silent auction is the bidding war between UGA fans and Tech fans for their respective team's football. Attendees also have the chance to win a 50-inch flat screen television in the raffle.

After July 31, Haven House will go back to providing respite care only on the weekends. A generous donation had made it possible for the home to operate during the week during the summer. It costs about $200,000 for Rockdale Cares to be able to operate year round, said Director Barbara Kilpatrick.

For more information, call 770-922-7272.