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The Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Northeast TN will be hosting its 8th Annual Red Shoe Masquerade and Silent Auction event on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. Dress is cocktail attire, red shoes are encouraged, but optional. Hosted by Sara Diamond, news anchor for WJHL 11 Connects, this event will serve as a fundraiser and community awareness outreach for CASA programs. Dinner and drinks will be provided along with dancing and entertainment by D.J. Michael Hawkins. There will be a silent and live auction during this event with items donated from across the country. This event will have the red shoe theme reminiscent of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and her desire to go home, which coincides with our mission to place these kids in a safe and permanent home. Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, the children CASA serves want to be in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. Red shoes are worn to symbolize Dorothy’s ruby slippers that eventually take her home. Masks worn at the Gala resemble "masks" worn by the children caught in the court system looking for stability.