Snapshot: Milestone anniversary

  • Ashcroft Talking
    Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft talks with Hamilton County Judge Steve Nation and his wife, Margaret. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Bowens
    Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft talks with Hamilton County Judge Steve Nation and his wife, Margaret. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Brooks Aschroft
    Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) talks with former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft after the two finish their salads. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Brooks
    Serving as the evening’s emcee, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) describes the importance of programs like The Cherish Center. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Cook Burtron
    Westfield Mayor Andy Cook, left, and Deputy Mayor Todd Burtron chat during the VIP social hour. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Cook Heirbrandt
    From left: Deputy Mayor Todd Burtron, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook, Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt and wife, Gina. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Holt
    Former Hamilton County Commissioner Steve Holt listens to a guest at his table during dinner. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Keynote Speakers
    From left: Jerry and Jane Barr, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) and former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Mayors
    From left: Mayors of Noblesville (John Ditslear), Westfield (Andy Cook) and Carmel (Jim Brainard) (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Rayburn Barr
    Executive director Wendy Rayburn presents former judge Jerry Barr with a plaque and a hug for his involvement with Advocates for Children & Families and The Cherish Center since it began five years ago. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Rayburn
    Wendy Rayburn, executive director of Advocates for Children & Families and The Cherish Center, welcomes the crowd to the fifth anniversary fundraiser dinner. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Room
    A sold out crowd fills Ruth’s Chris Steak House during the Advocates for Children & Families fundraiser on Jan. 29. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
  • Westfield Table
    From Left: Jim Ake, Mayor Andy Cook, Rob Stokes, Todd Burtron, Ken Kingshill, Chuck Lehman, Bob Horkay and Steve Hoover fill the City of Westfield table. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Advocates for Children & Families celebrated its fifth anniversary with two very special guests on Jan. 29 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The fundraiser dinner included Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) serving as the event emcee and former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft as the keynote speaker. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the ongoing intervention and prevention programming provided by AFCF and The Cherish Center, which serves as an advocate for children and families who have been impacted by intimate abuse or neglect.