Lauren Parish and Ryan AllgoodLauren Parish and Ryan Allgood

East Texas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is excited to host its second annual fundraiser “Blue Jeans and Ball Gowns” on Saturday, March 23. The highlight of this evening of fun, food and entertainment is the celebrity dance competition. Following a dance, the winning couple is chosen by popular vote, and this year’s celebrity dancers include:

• Judge Alfonso Charles

• Judge Lauren Parish

Judge Becky Simpson

• Dr. Kathleen Weindorff

• City Councilwoman Kasha Williams

• Judge Tim Womack

• Fire Chief Johnny Zackary

“Blue Jeans and Ball Gowns will be a truly spectacular evening with live music provided by Dagnabbit; silent and live auctions, dinner and drinks,” said Kristen Ishihara, chairperson of the event. “We are so thankful for our sponsors, dancers and attendees, whose generosity will help us provide a much needed voice to children that have been removed from their homes as a result of abuse and neglect.”

Tickets may be purchased on the website at or by calling the CASA office at 903-753-8093.