20th Annual Office Open House Update

20th Annual Office Open House Update



MARCH 26 & 27, 2021

During the past 20 years, this event has continued to grow annually. Approximately 8 years ago, Sheriff Ray Cross and the Dade County Sheriff’s Office (D.C.S.O.) joined Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures (W.H.O.A.) in hosting this event. Quickly, yet conservatively, these combined efforts have generated much needed funds to assist the Children’s Advocacy Center, GA Sheriff’s Youth Home, Savannah’s Canopy, Purple Heart Wounded Warriors, Celebrate Recovery Ministries, Major Tommy Bradford’s recovery fund and more.

By popular request, this year’s event will be hosted at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center, One Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit https://chattanoogaconventioncenter.org/. Our event will take place in Halls C & D with 36,000 square feet of floor space for you to enjoy sitting down and personally visiting with our many exhibitors and viewing their products and services. Many of our attendees and guest travel great distances to take part in and enjoy this event. We have two host hotels with very special room rates for our exhibitors and guest adjacent to the Convention Center.  They are as follows:

Staybridge Suites https://www.staybridge.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=SB&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelC%20ode=CHACS&_PMID=99801505&GPC=WH2&cn=no&viewfullsite=true

Chattanooga Marriot Hotel https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1610141523424&key=GRP.

Exhibits and silent auctions will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27. Come bid on silent auction items and view live auction items. Dinner and Live Auction will begin Saturday, March 27 at 6:00 P.M.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Southeastern Guide Dogs Organization (https://www.guidedogs.org/.)  Southeastern Guide Dogs Organization provides highly trained service dogs for Veterans with PTSD, hearing, vison, and balance issues. They also provide companion dogs for children with vision loss or other needs, as well as their Gold Star family dogs for children who have lost a parent in the military. Since joining this event, the D.C.S.O. and its police officers have given so freely to make this event safe and successful. We are proud to “Back the Blue”, and “Defend NOT Defund” our sheriffs’ department. Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase much needed equipment for the D.C.S.O.

Tickets to our Dinner, Live Auction and Grand Finale must be purchased in advance and are as follows:

Gold Circle Reserved tables for 8 guests, $500.00.  Appreciation prize drawing for Gold Circle Table Purchasers.

Corporate Reserved tables for 8 guests, $400.00.

General admission designated seating tickets and dinner, $50.00 per person.

Prepaid tickets can be emailed from or picked up at the Dade County Sheriff’s Office.

All contributions, donations and payments are made to the D.C.S.O. Annual Fundraiser, a 501 C-3 not for profit organization. Contact Carolyn Bradford Lane or Cyndi Thurman at the Dade County Sheriff’s Office, 706-657-3233. Email, clane@dadesheriff.comcthurman@dadesheriff.com or Wes Hixon’s Outdoors office at 706-657-3527, email www.weshixon.com.   Log in to https://weshixon.com/news-and-events/ or Dade county Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for additional details.