CASA of Chautauqua County Announces 10th Annual Come to the Table Fundraiser

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Court Appointed Special Advocates ( CASA) of Chautauqua County, Inc.’s 10th annual fundraiser, Come to the Table, will be held on May 10, 2018 at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment. Admission to the event is $10 and includes a chance to win the door prize. Ticket buyers need not be present to win.

Tables are decorated with a unique theme that event attendees can bid on to support CASA of Chautauqua County. Come to the Table provides exceptional visibility and recognition for individuals and businesses that create and sponsor tables for the event. Event Co-Chair, Carrie Rinehart says, “This is such a unique event. It is amazing to see the tables filled with gift certificates, various items like sports tickets or spa outings, gorgeous table settings and fun activities to do locally.” “ I could not believe the creativity and overall dedication to the event the first time I attended”. Come to the Table offers something for everyone: all budgets and all ages. There are multiple ways to participate with other side auctions and basket for the winning!

This year is sure to be exciting, as the event is celebrating 10 years of success for the agency. CASA Executive Director, Kathy Park says, “The support the community shows each year at this event is truly amazing” “When we started this event 10 years ago we never imagined the success it would become and expressed this would not have been possible without the generous support from our local business, community groups and individual’s as well as friends. When you have friends and business that have supported you for years to join your cause in providing advocacy for children, you realize just how amazing of a community you live in”.

CASA of Chautauqua County, Inc. relies on highly trained volunteers who are appointed by the Chautauqua County Family Court judge to advocate for children in court. These volunteers work with relevant agencies and parties in order to advocate for the best interest of the child. With the information provided by the CASA volunteer, family court judges are better able to make informed decisions as to what is best for the child, choosing options such as returning to their parents, foster care, or adoption.

Monies raised from Come to the Table are used to fulfill CASA’s mission of supporting and promoting court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. To purchase tickets, become a table designer or for more information: Please contact Kathy Park 716-753-4123 or Carrie Rinehart 716-753-4132 or email casacttt@gmail.com. You can also find our event on Facebook: 10th Annual Come to the Table 2018.