Anticipation for this year’s event was overwhelming as guest entered River City Casino & Hotel for the 3rd Annual COPE 24 Gala; the single largest fundraising event to support the mission to significantly reduce incidences of child abuse. More than 300 guests joined the evening and enjoyed entertainment from U Can Dance. Dancers kicked off the evening with the Rumba, Cha-Cha, and the Tango dances and guests ended the night by filing the dance floor. Edward Jones was the Title Sponsor for the 3rd consecutive year, and Kristi Hodson, a teacher using the COPE 24 Parenting Skills Program, was the guest speaker. Attendees enjoyed gourmet food and a late night snack from Gus’ Pretzels. The event was the most successful yet & would not have been possible without the many sponsors and volunteers!