CASA presents annual ‘Homes for the Holidays Tour’

TOPEKA, Kan.(KSNT)- CASA( Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Shawnee County will host its 27th annual Homes for the Holidays Tour this weekend. Five Topeka homes with holiday decor created by local florists and designers will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Our signature event, now in its 27th year, helps us raise funds fro the CASA volunteer advocates we recruit, train and support,” said Sarah Terwelp, executive director of CASA. “Of more than 1,000 abused and neglected children placed in Shawnee County foster care each year, we’re able to serve only 39 percent of those children. Our goals include increasing our staff of volunteers by 36 and serving 72 more children by June of 2015.”

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and are available at Topeka Hy-Vee and Walgreens Drug Stores, Porterfield’s and Home at Last.

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