Cowboy Up for CASA brings in money for local children

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 Residents Cowboy'd Up for CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, off of Highway 1 in South Jonesboro on Saturday night.

Folks got to taste-test and vote on what they thought was the best bar-be-que in town. The winner took home a trophy for the "People's Choice" BBQ. In addition to good eats, there was a live band and a silent auction to take part in.

The event was a good time for everyone but Carla Borden with CASA said the money raised in Saturday night's event will make a huge impact on the children in Region 8.

"Without a CASA Advocate, a child may linger in foster care for 3, 4, or 6 years. With an advocate, we know those kids can be in a safe and permanent home within 2 (years). So it's a tremendous impact on the children's lives and on the volunteers and for the community's lives," Borden told Region 8 News.

All the money raised in the event will go straight toward training a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.

The event lasted from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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