Flutter 2024 soars for Butterfly Bridge

Published 1:17 pm Friday, February 2, 2024

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center held its 12th Flutter event on Feb. 1 as residents and donors gathered to “Change a Child’s Story.”

That theme for the 2024 event was present throughout the evening at 6th Street Warehouse as guests had the opportunity to mingle and look over four tables of silent auction items. The silent auction this year was held digitally for the first time, and the crowd seemed to adjust well, looking up items and placing their bids as the event went on.

Tens of tables were set up across the room for seating for guests as they ate, with food catered by Ya Betta Eat Catering. The menu featured chicken and sausage jambalaya, chicken and sausage pastalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo and a nacho bar, and there were multiple food stations in the ballroom to accommodate guests whenever and wherever during the event.

A 360-degree photo booth was the new addition this year, and guests took their turn in it throughout the night, even the BBCAC therapy dogs. Anderson Gore kept the music going throughout the night with popular cover songs until the nonprofit gathered everyone for a video presentation.

The video showed how child sexual abuse can happen in the same communities here in Chilton County, and also ways BBCAC goes about helping those children go from victims to survivors.

Auctioneer Tommy Glasscock finished the evening hosting the live auction and getting the final donations in for the nonprofit in their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Flutter raised an all-time high of $150,000 in 2023, but there is no final number for the event this year yet. All money raised through Flutter will go directly towards the children BBCAC helps on a daily basis, providing services such as core services, forensic interviews, trauma-focused therapy and family therapy services to child sexual abuse victims and their families.