Taste of the Trace fundraiser to benefit  CASA of the Bluegrass

Published 3:48 pm Thursday, August 18, 2022

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Mark your calendars for Sept. 9 for the annual “Taste of the Trace” fundraiser at Buffalo Trace Distillery to benefit CASA of the Bluegrass.

The event will feature a little bit of everything, with food by Staxx BBQ and Hoggy’s Ice Cream, libations by Buffalo Trace live music by SOS. The evening will also include an interactive axe-throwing pop-up by Battle Axes.

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A silent auction will feature some of Kentucky’s finest spirits and the live raffle drawing of the Weller Bourbon flight.

Buffalo Trace will also be offering VIP distillery tour experiences.

Tickets for “Taste Of The Trace” are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.casaofthebluegrass.org. All proceeds benefit abused and neglected children of Central Kentucky through CASA of the Bluegrass, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serving Boyle, Anderson, Mercer and Franklin counties.

CASA recruits and trains volunteers to serve as court-appointed special advocates for children involved in court proceedings due to conflict at home. These skilled volunteers provide judges with independent information to help court systems work to improve each child’s future.

In 2021, 17,809 children cycled through the Kentucky family court system. A total of 3,758 of those children had the help of a CASA volunteer. Statistics show children assigned a CASA volunteer are half as likely to re-enter foster care, twice as likely to find a safe, permanent home and twice as likely to graduate high school. They also score higher than children without the help of a CASA volunteer on protective components like: feeling accepted, controlling deviant behavior, maintaining a positive attitude about the future, valuing achievement, being a team player and resolving conflict.

To explore how you can become a CASA volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life, visit www.casaofthebluegrass.org.

“Taste of the Trace” will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace in Frankfort. For more information, check out the event’s page on Facebook or visit www.casaofthebluegrass.org. For Weller bourbon flight tickets, contact Tami Wilson at tami@CASAoftheBluegrass.org).