ST. CHARLES – Tickets are available for CASA Kane County’s annual Children’s Champion Celebration set for March 5, according to a news release.

Tickets are $150 and may be purchased by calling the CASA Kane County office at 630-232-4484, the release states.

It indicated that proceeds from the event – the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year – will help support the more than 600 abused and neglected children that CASA Kane County serves as appointed by the courts.

With the theme of venetian masquerade ball, the gala will feature dinner, dancing and an auction at the Q Center at 1405 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles, according to the release.

Items up for bid include private, upscale dining experiences; destination vacation packages; Chicago sports tickets; and VIP theater packages, the release states.

According to the release, the winners of the grand raffle don’t need to be present to win, and raffle items may be viewed on the CASA Kane County website, www.casakanecounty.org. Raffle tickets are $20 each or seven for $100 and may be purchased by calling the organization.

Two couples – Ron and Elena Onesti of the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles and Tim and Marcia Kellenberger of Kellenberger Electric – will be recognized at the event as its honorary chairs and the Children’s Champion award recipients, respectively, the release states.

“It was an easy decision when selecting our two honored couples this year for the CASA gala, Executive Director Gloria Bunce stated in the release. “They are people in our community who go above and beyond in support of our most vulnerable youth in our community. When we request support they don’t hesitate, and quickly ask when and how soon – not let me think about it.”

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