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To all who support and follow us at Operation Open Arms, we greatly appreciate your continued interest. We are fortunate our children and families are doing well and our children remain in a loving and stable environment during this Covid-19 pandemic. A shout out to our families for all you are doing during these difficult times. We thank you! Please stay well and safe.

After reviewing the safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Open Arms has decided that the Silks Derby Eve Bash, the annual fundraising for OOA, will unfortunately not be held in 2020. Instead, planning will begin towards next year’s Silks Derby Eve Bash, which will be on Friday, April 30th, 2021, at historic Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky.

Because Silks Derby Eve Bash is a fun, high-energy evening that each year features one of the top dance bands in the country, the restrictions associated with the pandemic would not have allowed for the quality experience Silks Bash guests have come to expect and enjoy.

We greatly appreciate your support, your patience, and look very forward to celebrating together on Derby Eve, April 30th, 2021.

Tickets will be available for purchase - January 2021 Cathy Bailey
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Operation Open Arms, Inc (OOA) is a private child placing agency, licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our mission is to provide a loving, nurturing, home environment to children whose mothers are incarcerated. OOA recruits, trains, licenses and provides assistance to foster families to make placement of these children successful. Financial support for this charity comes through fundraisers and other generous donations.

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Operation Open Arms, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to place children in homes for foster care or adoption. We recruit, train and provide support for families we license. We also provide outside parenting classes for related agencies.

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