A February fundraiser for a nonprofit that helps abused and neglected children will feature local band Ridge City Ramblers andÂ Kassie Marie Perkins, Miss Tennessee International 2014.
It’s theÂ 11th Annual Barbeque and Bluegrass Bash for CASA of the Tennessee Heartland.
“Not only will this yearâ€™s Barbeque and Bluegrass Bash uphold the tradition of great food, but the entertainment is once again off the charts,” a press release said. “The evening will be kept on track by emcee Cindi Alpert of 106.1 The River. Judge James Cotton will be talking about his new book, ‘The Greatest Speech Ever,’ which is based on Lincolnâ€™s Gettysburg Address. This book ‘reminds us that this very brief but well-crafted speech defines our ideals and national purpose.'”
Signed copies of the book will be available at the event with proceeds going to CASA.
“It wouldnâ€™t be the Barbeque and Bluegrass Bash without Bluegrass music,” the press release continued. “Once again this year, the Ridge City Ramblers will be performing. If you havenâ€™t heard them yet, youâ€™re missing out!”
CASA said Kassie Marie Perkins, Miss Tennessee International 2014, will be at the event to sign autographs and talk about her platform (Keeping Children a Page Ahead).
â€œI am dedicated to leading by example and promoting achievement, empowerment, and strengthÂ through hard work and perseverance,â€ Perkins said in the release. Perkins will also be helping out with the live auction with auctioneer Bear Stephenson.
The Feb. 22 fundraiser is at the Hollingsworth Center in Clinton beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Early bird pricing of $40 each or $300 for an eight-person table ends Friday Get your tickets online at www.casatnh.org/tickets or at any of the CASA offices.