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October 6th, 2010
CASA event to celebrate anniversary and honor advocate

041010beckyCASA Advocate Becky Tomblin will be honored at the CASA 25th anniversary celebration on Oct. 16.

STAFF REPORT

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will celebrate their 25th anniversary at their seventh Annual CASA of Central Texas Dinner and Dance on Oct. 16. The event will take place at the San Marcos Municipal Airport, 1807 Airport Drive, and is themed, “Come Fly with CASA.” State Representative Patrick Rose (D-San Marcos) will emcee the evening.

The event will feature a live and a silent auction, which will include a 2010 Polaris Ranger Crew donated by Woods Cycle Country in New Braunfels and valued at more than $15,000.

In addition to celebrating its anniversary, CASA also will honor long-time advocate and supporter Becky Tomblin.

Tomblin became a CASA volunteer in 1996 and has served on 15 cases. She also supported the organization through donations and by serving as a board member. Tomblin and her husband, musician Lucky Tomblin,  learned about the organization while they were serving as foster parents.

“CASA has been blessed with Mrs. Tomblin’s leadership and commitment to Central Texas and the children here who need a voice,” said CASA Executive Director Norma Castilla-Blackwell.  “She is the perfect example of how one person can make a difference in their own community.”

Live and silent auction items are needed, and table sponsorships and individual tickets are available. To make an auction donation or to attend the event, contact Renee’ Lehmann at (512) 392-3578.

CASA of Central Texas advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training, and supporting community volunteers. In 2009, CASA volunteers served 228 children in the Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties, but CASA said 348 other children did not have CASA advocates.  More information on becoming a CASA volunteer can be found by visiting www.casacentex.org.

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