Table Design Open For CASA’s Come To The Table

A Taste of Chautauqua County, one of the 2022 Come to the Table tablescapes designed by the Rotary Clubs of Chautauqua County, is pictured. Submitted photo

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County will hold its 15th annual Come to the Table auction Thursday, May 11, at The Chautauqua Suites in Mayville.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the live table auction starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, live entertainment and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 and include the chance to win a door prize. The public is invited.

The event offers guests the opportunity to bid on themed tablescapes created by local artisans and CASA supporters. Come to the Table features about 25 tables on display that guests can bid on. Past tablescape themes have ranged from “A Heroes Dinner” which featured a unique opportunity to treat 11 friends to a homemade spaghetti dinner and tour at the Jamestown Fire Department to a Myrtle Beach vacation tablescape adorned with everything needed for a beach escape. The highest bidder takes home everything on the tablescape, which can include gift certificates, sports memorabilia and more.

“We have something very exciting to celebrate,” said Kathy Park, executive director of CASA of Chautauqua County. “We are celebrating our 20th anniversary of serving abused and neglected children in Chautauqua County. For 20 years, our CASA volunteers have been putting foster children first while making sure their best interests are being met. We invite the community to help us make this year’s Come to the Table event the best yet. We invite table designers new and old, area businesses, organizations, and groups to collaborate on a table theme to support our important cause.”

Table designers compete for the chance to win an award in one of five categories: most whimsical, most artistic, most original, most elegant and people’s choice.

A 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 form is due by April 3.

Come to the Table offers many ways for local businesses and organizations to get involved while supporting CASA’s mission. Event sponsorships are available.

“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,” said Kelly Fiorella, fund development coordinator of CASA of Chautauqua County. “There is a sponsorship opportunity for every business that would like to get involved.”

Tickets to the event are $20 and 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 Fiorella at kfiorellacasa@gmail.com. All money raised helps CASA’s mission of supporting volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Chautauqua County. To make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.ChautauquaCASA.com or send a check to CASA of Chautauqua Co., Inc. at 2 Academy Street, Suite 5, Mayville, NY 14757.


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