CASA set for Valentine's fundraiser

By ABBY BELDEN

abelden@dailynews.net

The time to purchase tickets to the third annual Valentine's Evening has arrived.

Valentine's Evening will be Feb. 8 at the Fanchon Ballroom and will be hosted by CASA of the High Plains Inc.

The night's activities begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6 p.m.

The event also will include dinner, a live auction and conclude with an hour of dancing from 10 to 11 p.m.

The live and silent auctions will feature items donated from local businesses and Friends of CASA.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on items donated by local businesses and Friends of CASA.

The funds raised at the event will benefit recruitment, training and management of CASA volunteers.

CASA of the High Plains is a local Court Appointed Special Advocates program and helps children from homes in Ellis, Rooks, Gove and Trego counties.

These community members are appointed by judges to represent the best interests of children placed into the state's custody because of neglect or abuse.

CASA advocates ensure the child is not lost within the social service and legal system or foster care.

To purchase a ticket to the event, call the CASA office at (785) 628-8641 or visit Bank of Hays, Commerce Bank, Equity Bank and Sunflower Bank in Hays.

Individual tickets cost $25, while a table for eight costs $175.