CASA, the 20th Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, is gearing up for its largest fundraiser of the year, the 9th Annual Festival of Chairs.


The fundraising event will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Centennial Valley Events Center.
The Festival of Chairs will feature live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and entertainment throughout the evening by Rodney Block.


“There will be great fun, great food and lots of items to see and bid on,” CASA Director Tess Fletcher said. “It will be a really fun event.”
The auction highlight of the evening will feature a variety of chairs from local artists.


“We have great chairs this year,” Fletcher said. “They’re always very unique, and we have a variety of chairs.”
Fletcher said the auction will feature everything from Vincent Van Gogh-inspired pieces to Razorback-themed children’s chairs.
The auctions will also include a number of items from local merchants.


Fletcher said there are a variety of items up for auction from apparel to themed parties to shopping trips. A four-man guided morning duck hunt, Snap-On tools, a puppy, gun safe and Polaris four-wheeler are just a few of the items that can be bid on during the auctions.
The Bubbly and Baubles raffle will give ticket buyers a chance to win jewelry donated by Fletcher Smith Jewelers. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Festival of Chairs for $25 each or three tickets for $60.


Tickets for the Festival of Chairs are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Cocktail attire is required.
According to its website, CASA of the 20th Judicial District is a non-profit organization that serves abused and neglected children in Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties. CASA recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteers to work within the court system as “officers of the court” on behalf of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers become the “eyes and ears” for the judge and help ensure that the child makes it to a safe, permanent home and does not become lost in the court system.


For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, contact CASA at 501-328-3347.