CUMBERLAND– CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Allegany County invites wine enthusiasts and families alike to join together for a day of fun that will benefit abused and neglected children in foster care.
The non-profit’s second annual CASA: Uncorked event will take place Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Canal Place in Cumberland, Md (13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502) and will feature wines from eight of Maryland’s finest vineyards, wares from various shops and vendors, as well as food, artisans, live music, art and more.
In addition to wine tasting and fun with friends and family, attendees are also encouraged to learn about volunteer opportunities with CASA to provide a voice to one of the more than 70 abused and neglected children in foster care of Allegany County.
“We are excited about the 2nd Annual CASA Uncorked! Last year’s Uncorked had over 1,000 in attendance, and our agency was amazed by the support of the community,” said Misty Raines, Executive Director of CASA of Allegany County. “In addition to Uncorked being a fundraiser, we hope it will be a ‘friendraiser’ that helps more members of the community become familiar with CASA’s mission, spread the word about our work and, ideally, get inspired to become volunteers.”
All proceeds from the event will directly support CASA of Allegany County. Pre-event tickets are on sale for $20/person, $25 at the door. Price of ticket includes unlimited wine tasting and an event wine glass. Discount tickets are available for those who choose not to drink; children 12 and under are free. To purchase tickets, please visit Lenny’s Leathers in downtown Cumberland, M&T Bank on Industrial Boulevard, The Book Center in Cumberland, The Allegany Arts Council, and Charis Winery at Canal Place. Tickets can also be purchased online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/casa-uncorked-2015-tickets-15452744575
Charis Winery, Progressive Physical Therapy, and CareVentures are major event sponsors. For more information about the event and its sponsorship opportunities, visit the event page on Facebook or contact event organizers, Misty Raines and Andrea Vance, at 301-777-1262 or www.casaofalleganycounty.org
About CASA of Allegany
CASA of Allegany County opened its doors in 2013. It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are in the foster care and court system. CASA volunteers monitor all aspects of their case and report to the court, making recommendations for what they feel is in the child’s best interest. CASA of Allegany County is one of fifteen CASA programs in the state and more than 900 nationally. For more information, visit casaofalleganycounty.org; elsewhere in the state visit, www.marylandcasa.org.