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Kelli Kerr is a 23-year-old college graduate from Pikeville, KY with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. During college she was active in Chi Omega sorority and regularly volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She developed an infatuation for fashion and style at an early age through what she thought of as magic: collaborating fabrics, silhouettes and accessories to celebrate a woman’s ability to fearlessly and fabulously run the world. As a senior, Kelli had the thrilling opportunity to intern in New York City for a public relations firm where her infatuation for fashion began to fiercely grow. Promoting a fresh new accessories client, she had the pleasure of visiting the offices of fashion publications like Vogue and Redbook.

Kelli now works at The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville as an admissions recruiter. In her spare time you can find her wandering through the shops of Nashville for unique pieces to add to her wardrobe, finding street style inspriation from the trendy flare of Nashvillian women, catching a drink with her girlfriends, or dancing to some soul music. She hopes to soon return to New York and dedicate her career to fashion promotions as well as raise funds to open her own women’s violence shelter.

30th Annual YWCA Celebrity Auction At Silver Dollar Saloon In Nashville

YWCA Celebrity Auction Logo

YWCA Celebrity Auction Logo (Photo Credit: wycanashville.com)

Looking for a fun event to celebrate the CMA Fest and contribute to charity at the same time? YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is hosting its annual YWCA celebrity auction at the Silver Dollar Saloon on 2nd Avenue on June 9, 2013. The event is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers for the Weaver Domestic Violence Shelter as the iconic Crystal Gayle hosts the 30th annual gathering.

The silent auction items up for grab include autographed guitars by Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Sugarland, two Gretchen Wilson concert tickets, meet-and-greet passes, a signed print by the Pistol Annies, and a Charlie Daniels handwritten, framed and autographed lyrics of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” to name a few. Special guest appearances and performances by Evan Farmer, Canaan Smith, and Julie Roberts will add to the excitement of the event.

Evan Farmer

Evan Farmer (Photo Credit: ywcanashville.com)

“This event is one of our largest fundraisers that sheds light on a chronic problem plaguing our communities,” said YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee CEO Pat Shea. “One in four women are abused by their partner, and we are grateful to the country music community for its partnership and support in bringing this issue to the forefront.”

Proceeds came in at a whopping $90,000 from the event last year to benefit the YWCA in providing counseling and other services to 375 women who escaped abusive homes and found refuge at the Weaver Shelter. This year, Tennessee’s largest domestic violence shelter is hoping to top last year’s amount and provide awareness for domestic violence.

Bring your cowboy hats, boots, and friends for an opportunity to pay it forward while celebrating Nashville’s country roots.  See you at the saloon!

WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2013 from noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Silver Dollar Saloon
110 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Ph. 615-891-3468

REGISTRATION: Begins at 11 a.m.

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