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Douglas County CASA: ‘Winds Across the Prairie’ was a magical evening; looking forward to 2022

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Douglas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently partnered with Presenting Sponsor Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors and the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble to present “Winds Across the Prairie” — a benefit concert to support CASA’s work with the most vulnerable children in our community.

Co-sponsored by Renaissance Painting and Lynn Piller, along with Bartlett & West, Steve & Chris Edmonds, Helen Seymour, Mary & Wint Winter and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., the event was held on Friday, Sept. 10 at a private property in southern Douglas County.

Attendees enjoyed gourmet farm-to-table picnics by Evan Williams Catering while they listened to the 60-member KU Wind Ensemble perform a selection of American orchestral favorites, including an exquisite Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw, that ended with a moving rendition of Home on the Range with the audience singing along under a gorgeous Kansas sunset.

CASA has another picturesque location overlooking Clinton Lake lined up for our 2022 event and look forward to bringing even more of the community together again to share in another feast for the senses and commitment to caring for and advocating on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Sarah Hoadley, CASA / Contributed Photo Douglas County CASA partnered with Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors and the KU Wind Ensemble to present “Winds Across the Prairie” — a benefit concert to support CASA’s work with the most vulnerable children in our community — on Sept. 10, 2021.
Sarah Hoadley, CASA / Contributed Photo Douglas County CASA partnered with Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors and the KU Wind Ensemble to present “Winds Across the Prairie” — a benefit concert to support CASA’s work with the most vulnerable children in our community — on Sept. 10, 2021.

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Douglas County CASA: ‘Winds Across the Prairie’ was a magical evening; looking forward to 2022

Douglas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently presented “Winds Across the Prairie” — a benefit concert to support CASA’s work with the most vulnerable children in our community.

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