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The Case for CASA

Your Community Theatre

for them: CINA ~ Children In Need of Assistance, and regrettably, across our nation they are legion. (In 2012, over 10,000 Maryland children were under court protection due to maltreatment. In 2009, 1,770 innocent children across the nation perished due to abuse, neglect and abandonment.) But through it all ~ the good, the bad and the ugly ~ local communities weighed in the balance and, not found wanting, are offering helping hands to these next generations rising in our midst. Of these several outreach channels, one of the most effective and important is a private, non-profit coalition of toughminded, tender-hearted neighbors. Regardless of background or station in life these generous-spirited people know one true thing ~ their cups are not half full, their cups are not half empty, their cups are running over. They know it deep in their interior reaches, which is all that matters, and upon that unshakable fact they’ve chosen to act. They too have an official designation: CASA ~ Court Appointed Special Advocates. They don’t want to save the world, they just want to make a difference. And so they do ~ one child at a time. Knowingly or not, they subscribe to the axiom:

UPCOMING SHOWS

4/23 - Taylor Hicks 4/16 - Charlie Mars 4/28 - John Hiatt 4/30 - Cowboy Junkies 5/16 - The Zombies 5/28 - Rusted Root 5/29 - Alejandro Escovedo

The Met: Live in HD

4/2- Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 4/16 - Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) 4/30 - Elektra (Strauss)

For tickets and info. 410-822-7299 or visit www.avalonfoundation.org

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April 2016 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times April 2016

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