CASA Hosts Annual Bash and First Ever Tour de CASA

And there was also some fun at Fairbanks Park on Saturday.

CASA, that's Court Appointed Special Advocates, hosted the annual Family Bash on the Wabash Saturday afternoon.

This is the fourth year for the event, which featured live music to silent auctions and horse rides.

The bash is designed to raise awareness for CASA and the need for volunteers. The group has a wait list of around 70 children who need an advocate.

"There is no voice directly for the child. The parents get public defenders, the Department of Child services has their attorneys, but no one speaks directly for the child. So the child has a CASA volunteer, then they are apt to get more services for what their needs are," said CASA director Nikki Fuhrmeister.

The bash also included the first ever Tour de CASA.

Cyclists raced through Fairbanks Park to see who could cross the finish line first.

First prize was a bike worth over $1,000.

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