YOU ARE HERE: IVPress HomeCollections

Thank You: CASA ‘Under the Desert Stars' thanks

May 25, 2001

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program of Imperial County would like to thank all the organizations and individuals who helped make our "Under the Desert Stars" 2001 dinner/theater fund raiser a huge success.

A special thank you to Valley Independent Bank and Imperial Irrigation District for their generous donations, which sponsored the clean comedian, Mr. Steve Bridges.

CASA also would like to give a special recognition to Dr. and Cheryl Bogue of Cheval Farms as well as the five residents from Turning Point Ministries. CASA thanks Irma Guthrie at SEA Graphics for making the dinner tickets.

CASA has a deep appreciation for the following organizations and individuals who contributed generously to this event:

Horton Knox Carter & Foote, Mr. and Mrs. Vogel, Five Crowns Marketing, El Toro Land & Cattle Co., Mervyn's of California, Professional Packaging, Rhodes Investment Advisory, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Putnam, Locke Air Conditioning, Mr. P. Brian McNeece, El Centro Car Wash, A Place of Angels, Brooks Jewelry & Gifts, Smart & Final, A&R Construction, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Imperial Valley, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Lefty Martin and the women of The Ultimate Salon: Michelle Valencia, Lisa Canteen, Terry Rumjahn, Maria Lazos and Imelda Salas.


Also, thanks to all the wonderful people of Imperial County who so generously sponsored tables and bought tickets in support of CASA. Their significant contributions and presence helped allow for our intensive volunteer training and to support Imperial County CASA's fight against child abuse.

Specific thanks to all the CASA staff members and CASA volunteers who assisted in preparing for this event. Special thanks to our VISTA member, Norma Bogarin, for her efforts and commitment, on this fund raiser. CASA's board of directors was outstanding in its participation and support of this event. Other contributors to this event included Hedrick Elementary School and Mary Seitz.

It is the caring of this community's businesses and individuals that helps our CASA volunteers continue to serve the best interests of the abused and neglected children of Imperial County.


Executive director


Imperial Valley Press Online Articles