CASA of Lexington Receives Four Legendary Horse Halters

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American Pharoah | Equi-Photo

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington has received horse halters from champions American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) and California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) and GI Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo), as well as the halter of the first foal of American Pharaoh, it was announced Monday. CASA will auction each of the horse halters through their annual fundraising event, “Bourbon and the Bayou,” which is one of two primary fundraisers for CASA of Lexington that helps raise funds to provide advocates to child abuse and neglect victims in the family court system.

“Individuals interested in the halters or any of the other amazing products we have can bid on the items online without attending the event and from any location,” said Melynda Milbutn Jamison, Executive Director of CASA Lexington. “The wonderful part is all of the proceeds from the auction and event go directly to provide advocacy for child abuse and neglect victims right here in our own community.”

The Mardi Gras-themed event will take place Friday, Feb. 24 at the Carrick House in Lexington. Event tickets can be purchased on the website American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) and California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) and GI Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo) and the halter of the first foal of American Pharaoh, it was announced Monday. CASA will auction each of the horse halters through their annual fundraising event, “Bourbon and the Bayou,” which is one of two primary fundraisers for CASA of Lexington that helps raise funds to provide advocates to child abuse and neglect victims in the family court system.">lexingtoncasa.com or by calling the office at 859-246-4313. Online bidding can be found at the event website.

Last year in Fayette County, CASA of Lexington served 398 children. However, there were 979 children CASA of Lexington could not serve due to lack of staff and volunteers. Programs rely primarily on events and individual donations to run their programs.

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