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This year’s Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns is cancelled

Thank you for your support of East Texas CASA and Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns.  Your financial contributions and attendance at our event are essential to maintaining our programs and help us to recruit, train and support our CASA volunteers.  Even in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, children are being removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.  Unfortunately, many experts believe that the stress of COVID life will cause an increase in removals over the coming months.  We will continue to do our best to serve the children removed and placed in care and our goal is still to provide a CASA to as many children as possible.

With all of this being said, we have decided to cancel our major fundraiser, Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns, this year.  At this point, our dancers are still not able to practice their routines and we are uncertain when it will be safe to resume that activity.  In addition, there is no guarantee that the social distancing requirements to provide for public safety will be lifted by our rescheduled date of July 31.  With all of this uncertainty, we feel it is in all of our best interest to cancel Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns this year.  We have already set our 2021 date for Saturday, April 10 and hope you will make plans to attend and celebrate with us next year!