CASA Day - December

Receiving the proclamation from Mayor Al Smith, far right, are, from left, CASA Executive Director Marla Higginbotham and board members Jennifer Mutch, Geraldine Keogh and Ron Silver.
Scotch Plains names ‘CASA Day’

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and the town council declared Tuesday, Dec. 12, as CASA of Union County Day during a town hall ceremony. Several Scotch Plains residents who are active volunteers with CASA attended in support of the dedication, including Carmen Ayala, Jennifer Brady, Sheri Glover-Flanagan, Linda Jenkins-Davis, Geraldine Keogh, who also serves on the board of directors, Laurie Rando and Christie Rothenberg.

Said Executive Director Marla Higginbotham, “We are so grateful to Mayor Smith and the town council for recognizing not only the crucial work of CASA advocates for Union County’s foster youth, but for seeing the bigger picture: every one of our communities has children removed from home and placed in foster care through no fault of their own, and every community has the power to stand up. If each of the 21 towns in Union County represented like Scotch Plains — which right now has 12 residents advocating for foster youth — just imagine what could be accomplished! Being a CASA volunteer, serving as extra eyes and ears for the judge, is meaningful, powerful and life-changing on both sides. Thank you, Scotch Plains, for CASA Day!”
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