CASA fund-raiser at Artale Wine Co. Feb. 6

Staff Report

The Winnebago County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program will hold a fund-raiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at Artale Wine Co., 6876 Spring Creek Road, Rockford. For $15, support CASA, and sample more than 30 wines and appetizers from Josef’s Restaurant.

CASA’s ultimate goal is a safe, permanent home for each child. CASA volunteers, who are appointed by the Juvenile Abuse & Neglect Court Judge to act as Guardian ad litem, advocate for abused and neglected children during court proceedings. Recommendations are made to the judge about what CASA believes to be in the best interests of the children. More than 1,500 children each year are abused and neglected in Winnebago County.

For information about becoming a CASA volunteer, call (815) 319-6880. Training sessions are held throughout the year.

For information about the Feb. 6 wine tasting, contact Karen Schiller at (815) 319-6880 or email

From the Feb. 4-10, 2015, issue

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