Media Release

Pittsboro, NC – January 6, 2018 – Chatham County Partnership for Children will host Blue Jeans and Bling Benefit for Children, on Saturday, March 3rd , from 5:30-9:30 pm at The Barn at Woodlake Meadows, 3809 McLaurin Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207. (

This year’s benefit auction ticket price is $40.00 and will include a fabulous evening of dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, exciting games and surprises, and memorable fun! Attire will be more bling than jeans with everything in between!

The Chatham County Partnership Staff and Board of Directors, including parents, teachers, childcare providers, and community members are dedicated to helping our county’s young children to grow up strong, healthy, and safe, and to be able succeed in school.

We are very proud to announce that our Honorary Chairperson this year is Sheriff Mike Robeson. Sheriff Robeson grew up in Chatham County in a place called “Farrington” which was just through the woods of Mr. Jessie Fearrington’s farm. This was before they changed the spelling to Fearrington Village! He attended public school in Chatham County from primary school through high school and had many mentors, including coaches, youth pastors, and family members.

Sheriff Robeson commented on the challenges that early childhood educators face in Chatham County, expressing that the job of an educator is very difficult and lacks recognition and upward mobility. “So, it has to be a job of selfless service for others, and the pay will NEVER match the value,” he noted.

When asked what advice he would give to parents, family, or friends who are helping to raise a child, Sheriff Robeson said, “Love them as the are! Put a “10” on every child’s head, but love them when they are not, too! Find the child’s passion (not your passion for the child). They are all different! Celebrate successes but learn from failures. Failure is a necessary ingredient for success!”

Among the factors that brought Sheriff Robeson to where he is today is, “Having an attitude of Selfless Service. ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’ (Gandhi).”

For tickets and information, call 919-542-7449, or visit our website: Hope to see you there!