Art, Wine and Food! Definitely a winning combination and one that is just around the corner for your enjoyment!
The Eighth Annual Art Gala for Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County (CACDC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County (CASA) is Friday, April 19. The charity event is sponsored by Lead Concepts and The Nelson Family and hosted by LeBeaux Chateau and The Grotto. The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. at LeBeaux Chateau, 2701 Corporate Drive in Flower Mound. Guests will enjoy wine and delicious food prepared by Morris Salerno as they browse the artists’ collections. Tim Willett will again lead the Live Auction of artwork donated by the artists at 8:30 p.m.
Artists include Wanda Grice, Donna Fitzgerald, Linda Bourgault, Julie Redmond, Linda Chidsey, Deb Kreimborg, Colleen Drew, Linda Pomeroy, Kathy Kromer, Emily Pierce, Obsidian Jewelry, Ken Caperton, Daren Fagan and Judy Seamand. Their art will be displayed throughout the building, and these as well as some reproductions will be available for sale. From metal sculptures to pastels and watercolors to photographic art to pottery and jewelry, there will be something for everyone’s taste and budget! Admission is $25.
CACDC began operations in 1997 with the goal of providing justice and healing for abused children in Denton County by collaborating the efforts of law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office, medical professionals, Child Protective Services and mental health professionals. In 2012 alone, the Center provided over 9,000 counseling services, conducted 746 forensic interviews of children suspected of being abused, and 80 adult offenders were brought to justice in Denton County. Conviction rates against these perpetrators have been over 70 percent, compared to only 8 percent in 1996, before the agency was founded. More information about CACDC is available at www.cacdc.org.
CASA of Denton County, Inc. is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that provides court advocacy services for child victims of abuse and neglect in Denton County. Celebrating 21 years of service, CASA has served more than 4,500 children; in 2012 alone, 136 CASA volunteers advocated on behalf of 456 children who were placed in state care due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers investigate the circumstances of the child’s situation in foster care; monitor their overall well-being while in the system; and offer an independent, objective recommendation to the judge and juries regarding which permanent placement is in that child’s best interest. To find out more about CASA, visit www.casadenton.org or join the CASA of Denton County Facebook community at www.facebook.com/casadenton.org.
For more information about the Eighth Annual Art Gala for Charity, call 972-839-1034 or email email@example.com.