CASA of the High Plains is hosting its eighth annual Valentine’s Evening fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Robbins Center at Fort Hays State University, One Tiger Place.

The event will include dinner, an open bar, and silent and live auctions.

Bid on a trip for two to your choice of Las Vegas, New Orleans, Chicago or San Diego. The trip includes two round-trip airline tickets on Southwest Airlines, two nights hotel and two tickets to a show or excursion. The package is donated by Housewives of Ellis County and Southwest Airlines.

Other live auction items include two tickets to Kickin’ Country Stampede, donated by Kickin’ Country Stampede; the last two VIP tickets to Brews on the Bricks, donated by Downtown Hays Development Corp.; four tickets to Wild West Festival, donated by Wild West Festival Committee; a Vizio 40-inch HDTV, donated by Walmart; and multiple pieces donated by Keller Furniture.

Many more items will be up for bid in the live and silent auction. Check the group’s Facebook Page for daily updates.

Attendees can win a little sparkle with Diamond in the Rough. Bidders could win a diamond from Riddles Jewelry. The top 10 bidders for Diamond in the Rough each will have the chance to pick a diamond ring of their choice (highest bidder picks first). After all 10 diamonds are chosen, Sandi with Riddles will check each diamond and announce the winner of the real diamond. (Bids must be more than $50 to qualify). The diamond has been donated by Riddles Jewelry.

Event sponsors are Keller Furniture and DW Home Improvement.

In 2016, there were approximately 100 children who needed Court Appointed Special Advocates in the 23rd Judicial District. The district covers Ellis, Rooks, Trego and Gove counties. The CASA volunteers are assigned to the court cases for children who have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. CASAs serve as the voice for these vulnerable children in court.

Tickets for the event are $60 each or a table of eight for $420. Tickets can be purchased at the CASA of the High Plains office, 107 W. 13th, Hays, or Commerce Bank, 2200 Vine, Hays.

To order tickets or donate online, visit

All proceeds benefit CASA of the High Plains Inc.

For more information, call CASA at (785) 628-8641.