New Directions hosts their annual Dinner and Celebration Benefit

New Directions, the Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Knox County held their annual Dinner and Celebration Benefit on Thursday night, 4/11/19.

Executive Director, Lori Jones-Perkins shared how the money raised from this event will support the organization. She also shared some award winners and goals for 2019.
Click HERE to hear her conversation with WNZR’s Abigail Brown.

Several awards were given out.
Chloe Merriman, a Senior from Centerburg received the Volunteer Award for her exceptional service with TAC – the Teen Advisory Council. She has served with TAC for all 4 years of high school.

The Mary Hendrickson Award recognizes outstanding, long-term commitment to the organization and honors the late founder and director of New Directions. This year’s award was presented to Pat Keane, who has an extensive history with the organization and was part of the founding team that helped to create the outreach.

Lori shared that the top goal for New Directions in 2019 is ongoing community education.

For more information about New Directions of Knox County, go to their website,


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