EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Saturday night, CASA of the tenth judicial circuit court held it’s primary fundraising event CASAblanca, virtually for the first time in it’s 15 year history.
“There are children in the foster system and children who are in need, who need some consistency in their life, and CASA provides that,” said Adam Shaw, one of the participating dancers.
Shaw and his partner Mady McKeown, who danced in the event, say watching last year’s dancers motivated them to get involved further this year.
“To be able to actually participate this year, just watching it last year as guests, now being able to be dancers and just donate our time, it mean’s the world,” said McKeown.
Arron McCall one of the four judges of the event, says he knows first hand the needs of the children who receive help from CASA.
“I have a couple friends that foster children, and I see what happens, and it’s just a beautiful thing when people come together find a great cause, especially with what’s going on now,” said McCall.
Leaders say they are glad they were able to have the event this year, and they hope it is even better next year.
“Hopefully a bigger venue, raising more funds, and ultimately more casa’s to help more kids,” said Adam Hawks, an honorary co-chair for the event.
- 29-year-old indicted for Peoria homicide
- Unit 5 goes remote for remainder of semester; D87 continues Hybrid Model
- Cake Shoppe in Bartonville closing after over 40 years in business
- Salvation Army Red Kettles going silent due to COVID-19
- ‘If my kids can’t brighten up my day what am I living for,’ Mom and six kids separated after being kicked out of shelter