Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Carroll County CASA

On behalf of the CASA board, I’d like to thank all those who participated in our recent fun and successful fund-raiser. CASA of the 15th Judicial Circuit, which serves abused and neglected children of Lee, Ogle and Carroll counties recently hosted a “Bowl-A-Thon” as a fund-raiser, on January 31 at Plum Hollow, in Dixon.

casaTeams that participated were sponsored by area businesses/agencies including: Eric Morrow, Ogle County State’s Attorney; Kim Stahl, Ogle County Circuit Clerk; Serenity Hospice and Home; Supancic Insurance; Red Stone Salon & Spa, Oregon; Brian VanVickle, Ogle County Sheriff; Oregon Park District; Phoenix Corporation; Ron Morris Septic; Harrison Insurance; First State Bank, Polo/Shannon; John Fritts, Lee County Treasurer; Allied Locke; KSB Hospital; CliftonLarsenAllen; and Sterling Federal Bank.

Raffle items were generously donated by the following: Sublette Toy Show, Dyno Dean Mowing in Sublette, Big Joe Auctioneer in Sublette, Last Alarm Firehouse Pub in Amboy, Eric & Trisha Morrow, Jason & Becca Ketter, Oregon Park District, Community State Bank, Kitzman’s Lumber, Jamie Buck (Owner of Curves in Byron), Red Stone Salon and Spa in Oregon, Fastenal, Fischers, Conover Coffees and Chocolate, Crystal Cork, Doug & Betsy Floski, Dave and Chris Folk In Memory of Nancy Dittmar (prior CASA board member), Margie Wildman (Baker’s Street), and Amanda Fuger (Pampered Chef).

Other prizes were generously donated by the following: Johnson Oil, Culvers in Dixon, Subway in Oregon, McDonalds (Oregon/Dixon/Sterling), Dairy Queen (Oregon/Dixon), Fastenal, Jeff’s Refs, Dixon Y, Flower Patch, Jimmy Johns in Dixon, Oregon Super Valu, and Stillman Bank.

Once again, your support will help our children. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are trained individuals who are appointed by a judge to speak for the best interests of a child in court. These children are at risk due to abuse and neglect in situations they do not deserve to be in. A CASA volunteer provides a Judge with factual information regarding the child to help the court make positive decisions for the child’s future.

Thank you for your support to this worthwhile cause. You helped make the difference in the life of a child. For more information about CASA, please visit our website at casaleecarroll.com or find us on Facebook.


Becca Ketter
CASA-15th Judicial Circuit Board Member

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