LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - CASA of Southwest Oklahoma raised money Mardi Gras-style Saturday night at the Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton.
The third annual Mardi Gras Gala kicked off Saturday at 6 p.m. with dinner, music and a silent auction to raise money for the association that gives children who have been removed from an unstable home a voice.
"It's very important for these kids to have somebody that is going to be with them through everything," said Becky Dethlefs, who was a CASA volunteer in Texas. "They get shuffled around so much, and they really need somebody that is going to be their voice for them that is going to listen to them and be there for them."
The tickets to attend the gala, everything auctioned off and a chance to take a Mardi Gras picture in a photo booth all went toward training for CASA's volunteers. They relay what the children need to the courts.