CASA hosting holiday shopping opportunity

Sonny Long

Oct. 30, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates is hosting two holiday fundraising events.

A Holiday Goodies & Gifts Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Gecko, 202 E. Forrest St.

"We have a wide variety of items, and this is a good opportunity to get some holiday shopping done and help a great cause at the same time," said Debbie Ramirez, CASA volunteer coordinator.

About two dozen vendors will be on hand with holiday gift items including sterling silver, costume jewelry, Avon, Mary K, Scentsy, children's books, non-fiction books, holiday wreaths, quilts, blankets, Velata chocolate, totes, handbags and home decor.

There is no charge to attending the sale, but donations to CASA will be accepted.

Wine Pairing

CASA will also have its fourth annual Holiday Wine Pairing event from 7-10 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Victoria Art League, 905 S. Bridge St.

South American wines and delicacies will be featured. Food will be provided by Panache on the Square.

The event will include a silent auction, live auction, raffle and door prizes.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased at the Golden Crescent CASA office, 120 S Main St., Suite 417.

Sponsorships beginning at $250 are also available.

CASA provides trained community volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the court system.

Golden Crescent CASA serves Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties.



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