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CASA takes time to celebrate families

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By Natasha LaFayette

natasha@lafollettepress.com

 

It is so fun to be young.

Well at least the children at CASA’s celebrate families’ event thought so as they climbed the rock wall, played Frisbee and got their faces and arms painted with fun designs.

CASA has been working tirelessly to recruit volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system, but they took a break from day to day operations in order to celebrate with the community on Saturday.

At the National Guard Armory in Jacksboro an abundance of local agencies set up booths and offered door prizes. CASA coordinated both face painting and removable tattoo stations for the children. And both children and adults tested their skills on the rock wall.

A full lunch of bar-b-q sandwiches, chips and drinks was offered to everyone who came to the event. Almost everyone who participated were able to leave with a full stomach and a child covered in art.

Though every booth offered door prizes, the winner of CASA’s door prize was Jacksboro Middle School student Brandon Collins.

Performances for the event included the Tennessee Academy of Martial Arts, Kids on the Block Puppet shows and Imagination Library story telling.

Whether the children were marveling at the martial arts moves of breaking boards, competing with Frisbee throws or laughing with the puppets, there was no lack of smiles over the weekend due to CASA’s efforts.