TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vigo County CASA is prepping for its annual Whoville event that’s coming up this weekend.

Volunteer cuts fabric to be used in creation of blankets given to CASA kids at this year’s Whoville event.

Thursday, Texas Roadhouse partnered with members of Vigo County CASA to hand-make blankets that will be given to CASA kids attending Saturday’s program. Glenna Cheesman is the director of Vigo County CASA, she said last year the program was able to make and distribute nearly 200 blankets.

“It’s all about joy and happiness and community and fellowship and that’s what Whoville is,” Cheesman said. “We’re celebrating each child’s uniqueness and just having fellowship, community, and just having a day of love and laughter honestly.

Cheesman said the kids in the CASA program often see a lot of sadness and darkness, so this is a time for members of CASA to be a kid with them.

Volunteer cuts fabric donated by Texas Roadhouse to be used in the creation of blankets given to CASA kids at this year’s Whoville event.

“A lot of times we take things for granted as to what it really means to us,” Cheesman said. “Seeing a smile on a child’s face when they get their own blanket is something that will melt your heart and so we look forward to this day and we look forward to the fuzzy, cozy blankets.”

The Whoville event is held for kids who have had a case open with CASA sometime this year, and will not be open to the public.

Cheesman said CASA still needs help filling the Cindy Lou gift bags. This year, they are filling the bags with breakfast items and snacks.

Donations can be dropped off at the Vigo County Annex, or at the fairgrounds.