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October 16, 2012

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Enriching event for CASA Kids

The Vigo County CASA/CASA Kids program would like to thank the public for coming to the 2012 Family Bash on the Wabash on Sept. 22 at Fairbanks Park.

Everyone who participated has helped the CASA Kids program continue to provide awareness and much-needed enrichment activities for children in the child welfare system.

Thank you to our sponsors: AA Auto Sales, Dale Luchsinger, Derby Hill Equipment, Elanco, First Financial Bank, GE Aviation Terre Haute, Glas-Col, Jon Glick Trust, Kirkham Hardwood, Lawton-Byrum VFW Post 972, Fuson Automotive, Terre Haute Savings Bank, Union Hospital, and the law firm of Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy.

Our silent auction was a huge success. Thanks to the numerous donations from local businesses and organizations that made it possible. A special thank you to the Vigo County commissioners, Community Organizations, Crowe Committee (live band), Pepsi, Terre Haute Fire Department, Terre Haute Police Department, Walgreen’s, Wendy’s Restaurant, CASA Kids board members, CASA volunteers, and all community attendees.

Most importantly, we would like to thank the following individuals for donating their time, energy, and resources helping with this event: Amy Divincenzo, Anne Ashby, Anne Brooks, Bev Higham, Carolyn Bowers, Charla Wolverton, Colleen Davis, Deb Mitchel, Deb Wence, Debbie Pepelea, Ellen Urbanski, Ginger Bedford, Jerome Cheatham, Jim Shorter, June Edington, Kathy Bradbury, Kathy Seiler, Lindsey Hardy, Lori Wenzel, Natasha Smith, Norm Bluebaum, Pam Corbin, Pam Curts, Penny O’Brien, Rachel Carl, Rick Conley, Sharon Moseman, Tammy Pogue, Terry King and Violet Brown.

We hope we have not overlooked anyone’s name. If you helped and do not see your name listed, we deeply appreciate your help and support.

For more information about becoming a CASA volunteer or supporter, please contact CASA/CASA Kids at, find us on Facebook and the web at

— Nikki Fuhrmeister

Vigo County CASA

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