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CASA Gala Celebrates Five Years Serving Children

LANCASTER, PA (October 2, 2014) - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is hosting the Fifth Annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz, PA.

"We’re excited to be celebrating five years serving the children of Lancaster County who are in foster care.” stated Jessica Laspino, Executive Director. "I am continually encouraged by the philanthropic nature of the community. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our friends, donors, and volunteers to support CASA and help grow and advance the organization.”

CASA's Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction is an evening devoted to fine food, dancing, and fun while raising awareness of volunteer advocacy for the abused and neglected children of Lancaster County.

WGAL’s Meredith Jorgensen will emcee the event.

CASA will honor Brenneman Printing, Inc. as the organizational recipient of the "Hero in the Life of a Child” award for their long-term and generous commitment to CASA in the community. The individual recipient for the "Hero in the Life of a Child” award is a local couple who have opened their home to countless foster children.

At the event, CASA will name the Clark Family Foundation Volunteer of the Year. The recipient is a CASA volunteer nominated by professional child welfare colleagues as having ideally demonstrated the principles of child advocacy.

Throughout the evening, guests participate in both silent and live auctions vying for goods and services primarily from local vendors. Items available for bid include:

  • One week in a two bedroom Stuart, Florida country club condo
  • Deluxe spa package
  • Finely crafted jewelry from local artisans
  • Philadelphia Flyers tickets
  • Beautifully framed, artistic photographs
  • Wide-ranging assortment of restaurant and entertainment vouchers – family friendly and intimate evening selections
  • Always popular and enthusiastically contested assortment of wine (thirteen bottles beautifully presented in a gift basket)

CASA provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children with the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.

For more information, contact CASA at (717) 208-3280 or visit or email

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