The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.


Published July 11, 2018

CADV annual brunch scheduled for Oct. 10

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The 17th annual Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) Brunch will be held October 10, 2018 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Lodge of Four Seasons Campana Hall in Lake Ozark.

The theme this year is “Favorite Pastime.”

Last year, about 400 people attended the event which includes a buffet of what the Lake-area restaurants have to offer.

Each year, attendees decorate tables according to the theme. The program includes victim testimonials and information about how CADV helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Lake of the Ozarks community.

CADV provides services and support to men, women and children in Miller, Morgan and Camden counties. The brunch coincides with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In addition to enjoying more than 25 local restaurants, the event will include a live auction of unique Lake-area items and a 50/50 raffle. Mike Clayton, morning show host at Mix 92.7, will serve as the EMCEE.

CADV committee members are encouraging more men to attend the event.

“Violence against women is a community health problem and requires the engagement of the entire community,” CADV director Sheree Keely said. “Given that, it is not just a ‘woman’ problem, the solution requires men and women collectively to partner to find community responses that support ending violence against women.”

Sponsorships for the brunch are available.

A $1,000 Platinum Sponsorship level includes a reserved table (eight tickets), access to being first in line for the food, and a bottle of wine. Platinum Sponsors will be recognized in pre-event promotions, will have a logo displayed at the brunch as well as be recognized prominently at the event.

A $500 Gold Sponsor will receive a table at the brunch (eight tickets) have a logo displayed at the brunch as well as be prominently recognized at the event.

A $250 Silver Sponsor receives four tickets to the event, with a business name recognized at the brunch.

A $100 Business Sponsor will receive two tickets to the brunch and have a business name recognized at the event.

Local restaurants are asked to contact CADV if they are interested in providing food. Restaurants are allowed to decorate their stations and display information about their business.

Table hostesses to decorate tables and volunteers are also needed. Individual tickets are available for $20.

The brunch is the largest fundraiser of the year for CADV and all money stays local to provide much-needed services to clients.

Located in Camdenton, CADV provides safe shelter for hundreds of women and children, takes hotline calls, provides legal advocacy, support groups, free counseling and other services.

Brunch sponsorship forms, hostess forms, flyers and event information are available on CADV's website. For more information about CADV/VOC go to or call 573-346-9630.

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