BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF
Photography courtesy of Trevor Barlow, Monocle Design Solutions
On Saturday May 4, 2019 the Inaugural Farm to Table Fundraiser, ‘Dining Under The Stars’ took place on Main Street in front of the historic courthouse. Main Street was closed and tables and chairs were set up in the street.
Tickets for Dining Under The Stars cost $100.00 per person with proceeds going to benefit the MFCS, Inc. Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County.
These Dining Under The Stars events have become popular in the past few years and are happening across the country. Brooksville has seen this type of event before in the early 1900s when a large outdoor community dinner celebration was held for the Florida Governor from Brooksville William Sherman Jennings.
From the Children’s Advocacy Center: The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County serves children ages 0-17 who are child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, drug-endangerment, mental injury, neglect and witnesses of domestic violence.
The primary goal of the Children’s Advocacy Center is to reduce the trauma experienced by child abuse victims by ensuring a coordinated response and investigation that avoids multiple, redundant forensic interviews by law enforcement, the judicial system and mental health system. Doing so ensures a response that is sensitive to the child’s emotional and developmental needs, while also preventing re-victimization experienced by multiple interviews.