Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Cruising for a Christmas Cause

Proceeds will help buy presents for abused, neglected children

CASA is having their first annual Cruising for a Christmas Cause Saturday, November 19 at the Factory Outlet Mall in Arcadia, off I-20 exit 69.

All proceeds from this classic and antique car show will go to CASA to help buy Christmas presents for abused and neglected children.

The car show is sponsored by Bienville Motors in Arcadia and prizes will be awarded.

First car entered will receive $15, while the second car entered will receive $10 and all motorcycles that enter will receive $10.

Classic and antique cars and trucks that are at least 25 years old are eligible for entry.

Each category will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. There will also be trophies awarded for Best of Show and People's Choice.

Each person entering will get a goodie bag and door prizes will be presented.

There will be food vendors and family entertainment with music by Ronnie Causey.

For more information call Deanna Curtis at 218-5068 or 263-2292.

Volunteer for CASA

CASA is the national association of Court Appointed Special Advocates for children.

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives.

CASA volunteers have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes.

CASA volunteers watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.

Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality.

You will be the one consistent adult in these children's lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.

To volunteer go to casaforchildren.org.






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