CASA To Hold Annual ‘Come to the Table’ Auction

Pictured is “Summer Night Dinner Party,” a 2021 Come to the Table tablescape designed by Jennifer Olson Allen of The Brindle Barn Co. Submitted Photo

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County will hold its 14th annual “Come to the Table” auction on Thursday, May 12, at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the live table auction starting at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20 and include hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, live entertainment and cash bar. The public is welcome to attend.

Come to the Table offers guests the unique experience of bidding on themed tablescapes created by local artisans and CASA supporters. Come to the Table features about 30 tables on display that guests can bid on. Past tablescape themes have ranged from “Kids Play” which featured a child-sized picnic table packed with jungle themed tableware and creative outdoor activities to an elegant “Summer Night Dinner Party” tablescape adorned with everything you need to have a quaint dinner under the stars with your closest friends. The highest bidder takes home everything on the tablescape which can include gift certificates, sports memorabilia and maybe even a vacation.

Area organizations, businesses or groups can collaborate on a table theme for the chance to win an award in one of five categories: most whimsical, most artistic, most original, most elegant and people’s choice.

Tablescapes are planned by the table designers. Some participants spend several months creating their table. The table designer packet is available online at www.ChautauquaCASA.com. Table requirements are minimum. Themed tablescapes may include gift certificates, experiences, antiques and more. Table designer entry forms are due by April 1.

“This is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year and has become our signature event. Come to the Table is more than beautifully decorated tables, it is a chance for us to come together and serve the abused and neglected children in our community,” says Kelly Fiorella, CASA fund development coordinator. “There is a sponsorship opportunity for every business that would like to get involved.”

Tickets can be purchased from any CASA board or staff member and at the door. To become a sponsor, table designer, or to donate to the basket raffle email Kelly Fiorella at kfiorellacasa@gmail.com. All money raised is used to fulfill CASA’s mission of supporting volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Chautauqua County. Those who can’t attend but want to support the mission of CASA, a tax-deductible donation can be made online at www.ChautauquaCASA.com or by sending a check to CASA of Chautauqua Co., Inc. at 2 Academy St., Suite 5, Mayville, NY 14757.


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