June 19, 2024

CASA of the Heartland raises $60,025 at Farm to Fork fundraiser event

On Saturday, CASA of the Heartland held their biggest annual fundraiser of the year, the Farm to Fork event at Highland Sod Farms in Elizabethtown. With support from 192 attendees and several community sponsors, CASA of the Heartland raised $60,025 to support their efforts for the upcoming year. 

“Farm to Fork is a night where our community comes together to have fun all while raising funds and awareness for CASA and our mission,” said Executive Director Michelle Kail. “This is a time for us to thank our supporters while possibly reaching a new audience to engage with CASA.” 

This year’s event included live entertainment from the band Van Winkle & The Spirits, live and silent auctions, along with locally grown, farm-fresh dishes supplied by the Elizabethtown Lions Club and Rosemary’s Catering. The event is held in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and is a certified Kentucky Proud event. 

During the event, CASA thanked several community sponsors for the success of their event and fundraising efforts, such as a local construction company, Dirt Works Unlimited, LLC. 

“It's important to give back and support children that are involved in difficult situations,” said Elton Youart, Owner of Dirt Works Unlimited. “There are a lot of challenges for kids growing up these days and being able to support those children is a worthwhile and meaningful cause for us.” 

CASA hopes that this event along with their other community events throughout the year will expand the organization’s reach throughout the community. 

“Partnerships with businesses and organizations in our community are invaluable to the work that we do, ” said Kail. “Not only do partnerships help us raise funds to support our efforts, but they also raise awareness of CASA’s mission and help us recruit more volunteers to serve more children in need.”

CASA of the Heartland was organized in 2007 to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused, neglected and dependent children under the protection of local family court systems. 

As a result of their fundraisers, CASA’s goal is to raise funds and community awareness to help serve and support as many children as possible. There are currently 50 children on the waiting list for a CASA volunteer in Hardin and LaRue counties. 

To get involved with CASA of the Heartland or to learn more about their mission, visit casaheartland.org or call 270-982-2274. 


About CASA of the Heartland: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Heartland is a non-profit child advocacy organization based in Elizabethtown, Ky., that serves all of Hardin County, LaRue County, and Fort Knox. CASA recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers, who are court-appointed to act as advocates for abused and neglected children under the protection of the County Family Court system. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives—an adult who is dedicated to watching out for them and who advocates for their best interest alone.

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