Big screen classic meets a good cause: Casablanca screening will benefit children’s advocacy organization
by Rebecca Johnston
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Canton Theatre manager Bob Seguin stands outside of the theater where the CASAblanca Downtown Dinner & A Movie event benefiting Cherokee County Court Appointed Special Advocates will be presented on Saturday. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, “Casablanca” the movie transports viewers to north Africa during the early days of World War II. The CASAblanca fundraiser will feature a reception starting at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m., and for those who want to make it a night to remember, dining packages are available as well.<br>Samantha M. Shal
Canton Theatre manager Bob Seguin stands outside of the theater where the CASAblanca Downtown Dinner & A Movie event benefiting Cherokee County Court Appointed Special Advocates will be presented on Saturday. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, “Casablanca” the movie transports viewers to north Africa during the early days of World War II. The CASAblanca fundraiser will feature a reception starting at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m., and for those who want to make it a night to remember, dining packages are available as well.
Samantha M. Shal
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Cherokee CASA for the Children is inviting supporters to step back in time to 1942 on Saturday as they “premiere” one of the most beloved American films, “Casablanca,” in the historic Canton Theatre. The event will benefit Cherokee County Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the movie transports viewers to North Africa during the early days of World War II.

The CASAblanca fundraiser will feature a reception starting at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m., and for those who want to make it a night to remember, dining packages are available as well.

Tickets for the movie are $30 per person or $50 per couple, and dinner packages can be purchased with a ticket at Downtown Kitchen for $125 per couple or $70 a person, at Goin’ Coastal for $150 per couple or $80 each and at the Painted Pig Tavern for $100 per couple or $60 each.

CASA Executive Director Deidre Hollands said the money will go to helping children and families the agency helps.

“CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation to fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to grow up in the security of a loving and permanent family,” Hollands said.

The agency helps children who are involved in the court system and need assistance protecting their rights.

“CASA pairs a qualified, responsible adult who can advocate for that child at the most vulnerable and consequential time in his life,” Hollands said.

The CASAblanca fundraiser gives supporters a chance to help fund the needs of the program and have a great time, she said.

“This is a chance to see the classic as it was meant to be seen on the big screen and be reminded of what it might have been like to attend the opening of this wartime adventure of romance and intrigue,” Hollands said.

Those who attend will get the chance to walk the Red Carpet on the East Main Street “Walk of Fame.”

Patrons are encouraged to wear period-style attire.

Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Call (770) 345-3274, or visit www.casacherokee.org for more information.



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