Come to the Table for CASA

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Article Contributed by
Kelly Fiorella
Fund Develoment Coordinator
CASA of Chautauqua Co., Inc.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County announces its 11th Annual Come To The Table Fundraiser to be held on Thursday, May 9 at The Chautauqua Suites in Mayville, NY. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the live table auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, raffles, live entertainment, cash bar and much more. Tickets are $10 and include the chance to win a door prize. The public is invited.
This event offers guests the unique experience of bidding on themed tablescapes created by local artisans and CASA supporters. “Come to the Table features over 30 tables on display that guests can bid on. Our table designer’s creativity and talents are truly amazing! These tables include everything from gift certificates to sports memorabilia and local experiences.” Says Kathy Park, Executive Director of CASA of Chautauqua County. “The highest bidder then takes home everything that’s on that table, including the place settings!”


Come join in on the fun! We invite your organization, business or group to collaborate on a table theme for the chance to win an award in one of five categories: Most Whimsical, Most Artistic, Most Original, Most Elegant and People’s Choice. The winner in each category takes home a certificate along with bragging rights for the whole year. This is a much-anticipated event for the entire community and a great opportunity to highlight your group or organization.
Come to the Table offers many ways for local businesses and organizations to get involved while supporting CASA. Event sponsorships are available that provide exceptional public visibility and recognition during the event. “Through the years, our supporters have allowed us to serve more and more children in Chautauqua County. Our table designers, sponsors and other donors have helped us make this fundraiser a success year after year.” says Kathy. “There really is an opportunity for every business that would like to get involved.”
Tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased from any CASA board member, at the door or by calling CASA. To become a sponsor, table designer, or to donate to the basket raffle please call Kathy Park at 716-753-4123 or Kelly Fiorella at 716-753-4132 or email casacttt@gmail.com. All monies raised from Come to the Table are used to fulfill CASA’s mission of supporting volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Chautauqua County. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the mission of CASA, a tax-deductible donation can me made online at Chautauquacasa.org or by sending a check to CASA of Chautauqua Co., Inc. at 2 Academy Street, Suite 5, Mayville, NY 14757.

About CASA of Chautauqua
The mission of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County is to provide an independent voice in court, advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the pursuit of finding safe and permanent homes. 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.