Couples for CASA

Hollywood starlets from Judy Garland to Jennifer Lawrence are known as classic and everlasting icons of the silver screen. In the spirit of Tinseltown, CASA of Kern County is bringing the glitz and glamour of the red carpet to a lavish private estate in the Riverbluff neighborhood Oct. 7.

Expect to be swept off your feet (or heels) in a night filled with live and silent auctions, delicious food and drink, entertainment and a DJ playing the hits from past to present.

They say money can’t buy happiness, however, it can provide a court-appointed special advocate for a neglected child stuck in the juvenile dependency court system.

“Our goal with this fundraiser is to provide 60 more children with a CASA volunteer for at least one year,” said Amy Raddatz, development director for CASA Kern County. “It takes approximately $3,400 per year to provide a child with a CASA.”

Overlooking the beautiful Kern River, guests from the Greatest Generation to millennials are invited to live in their own Hollywood dreams at the upcoming Couples for CASA “Hollywood Through the Ages” fundraiser and dinner.

Despite the name Couples for CASA, groups of friends and even singles are highly encouraged to attend. The philanthropy community is a tightknit one, and who knows, maybe you’ll catch the eye of your own leading lady or leading man.

“Hollywood Through the Ages” will bring together local leaders and influencers, as well as delicious food and drinks from local vendors, like Cocktail Concierge, Temblor Brewing, and B.R. Cohn Winery, in order to celebrate the past 24 years of CASA of Kern County’s work.

This truly is a red-carpet event, and guests are invited to dress in their most Oscar-worthy gowns and tuxes.

Ladies, channel your inner Audrey and don that pair of black silk gloves you know you’ve been hiding in the back of your closet. Gentlemen, go ahead and pair your tux with fresh mustache á la Clark Gable. (Side note: Kim Kardashian does not qualify as a starlet.)

This is the first-ever Couples for CASA event to both fundraise for CASA of Kern County and celebrate the leaders helping to make it happen.

“Planning this event has been really fun for us,” Raddatz laughed. “We hope (Couples for CASA) is successful and an event we can continue in the future.”

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