|Memorial Walk for CASA is Saturday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 13 May 2013 08:44|
PERRYSBURG - The Friends of Wood County CASA will be holding the fourth annual "Karen Swartz Memorial Walk for CASA" at the Woodlands Park on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
The park is located at the corner of East Boundary and East Indiana Avenue/State Route 795.
The event is to raise community awareness about child abuse and neglect in the community and volunteer opportunities through the Wood County Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program.
The Wood County CASA/GAL Program provides trained community volunteers appointed by Juvenile Court Judge David E. Woessner, to advocate for children whose abuse, neglect or dependency cases are being heard in the Wood County Juvenile Court.
Karen Swartz was a coach and athletic director with Rossford Schools prior to making a 10-year contribution to the Wood Count CASA/GAL Program serving as a volunteer coordinator mentoring volunteers and an advocate for many abused and neglected children in Wood County as a CASA/GAL volunteer.
The walk will not only help to raise awareness but to remember the contribution that Swartz made to the Wood Count CASA/GAL Program and to the children in Wood County.
The event is open to people of all ages. Woessner will speak at 9:30 a.m. There is no registration fee to participate. Check in begins at 9 a.m.
Registration forms are available at www.woodcountycasa.org.
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