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‘Jailed prisoners’ help raise funds for CASA

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By The Staff

The agency that helps guide children through the legal system got a significant monetary boost during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.
Twenty people, including a number of county and city officials, volunteered to become prisoners during the fair and raise $250 each to make bail. Their efforts raised over $5,000 for CASA, according to organizer Ginny Smith.
“This was a tremendous fundraiser and I am thrilled that the citizens of Anderson County were so willing to support CASA,” Smith said.
The list of prisoners included Sheriff Troy Young, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Rice, Mark and Cindy Crutcher, Mayor Edwinna Baker, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers, County Clerk Jason Denny, Kent Stevens; Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey, Dr. Lea Briscoe, Marie Hellard, Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Peterson, Police Chief Tom Burris, Noal Cotton, Jeff Eaton, Magistrate David Ruggles, Mark Willard, Carolyn Cole and County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.
“CASA wishes to give a big thanks to all of those mentioned above, in addition to, all of the CASA volunteers who worked the booth,” Smith said. “It was a very successful fundraiser for a non-profit organization that depends on funding from fiscal court, city government, grants and fundraisers such as this to keep the program going so that abused, neglected or dependent children going through the court system may be provided with trained advocates who speak up for these children and guide them through the system.”

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CASA Kids golf
scramble set

The second-annual Champions for CASA Kids golf scramble is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 at Wild Turkey Trace, the agency announced.
Sponsorships are needed, organizers said, and range from $100 for a hole sponsor to $2,500 or more for a platinum sponsor.
Cost to play is $50 per player, or $200 for a team of four, and includes green fees, carts, lunch, a beverage ticket and a chance to win door prizes.
For more information, call 502-875-0702.