CASA plans Off to the Races
EASTON — Now in its fourth year, CASA of the MidShore’s Off to the Races will be held Saturday, May 21. This annual event raises money for CASA’s work with children who are under court protection in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties because of abuse, neglect or abandonment.
CASA’s signature Preakness Stakes party, taking place at Hemmersley Farm, owned by the evening’s hosts Bill Davenport and Bruce Wiltsie, promises specialty cocktails, a buffet by Gourmet by the Bay, contests, live swing music and dancing, and the running of the 141st Preakness Stakes races live on large screens.
CASA board member Mary Lou McAllister and board member emeritus Bruce Wiltsie are the evening’s chairmen. Along with their committee, McAllister and Wiltsie are planning the casually elegant evening, to be held under a tent on the banks of the Miles River, that will include Best Lady’s Hat and Best Dressed Gen- tleman contests.
Leading up the event, 12 jockeys will be raising funds for CASA. Each jockey has a goal of $5,000 in order to compete in a virtual horse racing game that night. To learn more, visit casamidshore.org.