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Check out pictures from past CASA events and activities.
2018 Riverboat Days Parade
Southeast CASA has the motto "There's No Place Like Home, and Every Child Should Have a Safe One" and decorated our float in a Wizard of Oz theme. Dorothy and the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man were accompanied by Munchkins and the Wicked Witch of the West, and Toto, too! CASA has the courage, brains, and heart to help kids!
Champions Take Flight
The Southeast CASA Board members hosted a patio party at Rock Bottom Brews & Burgers on July 30, 2018. The event was an activity to recruit new members for the Champions for Children monthly giving program.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our 2018 activities included pinwheel gardens, our sponsor's superhero employees, and kid kits for children in need. Each blue pinwheel represented one of the 54 children we served in 2017. Thanks to First National Bank, Polaris, First Dakota National Bank, and Sanford Vermillion for hosting pinwheel displays this year!
2017 Red Shoe Gala
Our first fundraising event in Vermillion was The Red Shoe Gala, held on Sept. 23, 2017. Our event theme was named for the Wizard of Oz's Dorothy and her red shoes. As Dorothy said, "There's no place like home." Southeast CASA adds, "And every child should have a safe one." Attendees enjoyed gift basket raffles, appetizers, a jackpot drawing, and red shoe contests, as well as the entertainment of the Dueling Duo Pianos Show!
Kid Kits 2018
As part of our program's Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, we put together several Kid Kits and Baby Bins and donated them to the kids enrolled in the Parents As Teachers Program and to the kids at the Pathways Homeless Shelter. Items were for the children's health, education, and safety. Funds from the 100 Women of Yankton donation were used to make the Kid Kits and Baby Bins.
Reverse Your Luck
The 5th annual Reverse Your Luck fundraiser was held on March 16, 2018 at the NFAA Yankton Archery Center. Attendees enjoyed gift basket raffles, appetizers galore, games of chance, and the jackpot drawing before the party really began when the Dueling Duo took the stage!
100 Women of Yankton
A new philanthropic organization in Yankton selected Southeast CASA as their very FIRST recipient of each member's $100 donation...a total of $15600 in all! Wow! We are honored to have the support of these wonderful women who truly care about making a difference.
Rock 'N Rumble Donation to CASA
Our program was one of the beneficiaries of the 2017 Rock 'N Rumble event! We are honored to have been selected for their generous support! Representing CASA is Crystal Gemar, 2nd from R.
UCC Women in Springfield Support CASA
The Women's Fellowship group at the UCC church in Springfield made a generous donation in 2017 to fund CASA services in Bon Homme County. CASA Director Sherri Rodgers-Conti, UCC Treasurer Marge Blanford, CASA volunteer Mary Ellen Hornstra, and UCC president Loins Hornstra.
Superhero Fun Run 2015
Southeast CASA hosted a Superhero Fun Run in 2014 in Riverside Park, and in 2015 in Memorial Park. Kid and adults enjoyed activity stations along the route, including local heroes from YFD, YC EMS, Army National Guard, and YC Sheriff's Dept. In addition, there was a bounce house, balloon animals, face painting, and a hot dog lunch for all!
Golf Ball Drop for CASA
One of our fundraisers was a golf ball drop. With the help of the YFD, 2000 numbered golf balls were dropped during Riverboat Days 2014 & 2015. Seventeen lucky participants were the winners of $100 each! Kids who picked up the golf balls afterwards each received a prize.
Riverboat Days Parade 2016
The RBD theme in 2016 was "Let's Go to the Movies", so the Southeast CASA float featured the characters from Toy Story! Thanks to John Lillevold as Woody, Rod Tieman as Buzz Lightyear, Pat Grant as Jessie, and Jordan and Riley Gemar as Army Men toys!