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November 1, 2013

Concert raises awareness of Tri-County CASA, The Manger


Department of Human Services caseworker Diana Galloway stood in the aisle at Wal-Mart at 10 p.m. looking for diapers and formula for a baby she’d just placed in a foster home. Searching through her wallet for cash, she thought, “There has to be a better way to help kids in an emergency situation like this.”
“This happens more than I care to mention to caseworkers,” said Angela Henderson, Executive Director of Tri-County CASA. “No one can predict what time these kids will come into custody and no one can plan ahead for all that they need. DHS caseworkers don’t make a lot of money as it is and they will buy something out of their own pocket to help a kid every time.”
Henderson said Tri-County CASA, The Manger, and other United Way agencies help stand in the gap for children and caseworkers who need assistance in the middle of the night. “All they have to do is call us, and we will be there to help.”
Ashley Stokes, Galloway’s daughter-in-law, wanted to do something about the problem. She enlisted the help of her brother, Jon Ellison, and his band, Bearing Torches, for a concert benefitting CASA and The Manger this Saturday, November 2 at Stokes’s home, 10743 E. Dogwood Court in Claremore.
The Bearing Torches Benefit begins at 4 p.m. with a Fall Festival featuring pony rides, a bounce house, carnival games, pumpkin painting, and a marshmallow roast. 
Wine tasting will be available for adults, as well as concessions and a bonfire. Admission is a donation of money or goods to CASA or The Manger. Bearing Torches will take the stage at 7 p.m. featuring music heavily influenced by artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. Bearing Torches is comprised of singer Jon Ellison, drummer Jennifer Ellison, lead guitarist Joseph Ellison and a full band chosen from Kansas City’s finest bass, accordion, mandolin, and keyboard players.

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