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Musical event benefits CASA


   People who love to sing and who love children are hosting "An Afternoon of Music" at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Crook County High School auditorium as a fund-raiser for the Jefferson and Crook counties CASA programs.
   Tickets are $5, adults, and $3, children, or $9 for a family, and will be available at the door for this Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) benefit.
   An Afternoon of Music will feature the Madras High School Jazz Band, the Madras High School Vocal Ensemble, the Shenanigans (a mixed quartet), the Crook County High School Jazz Choir, and three talented vocalists who will present a musical medley of Rogers and Hammerstein's most popular songs.
   The Shenanigans are a quartet of two married couples, who entertain with a diverse repertoire of jazz, doo-wop and barbershop-style music that they belt out with unique style and grace. The group combines vocal quality, variety and a little comic relief in a performance that pleases and entertains.
   The Rogers and Hammerstein medley will include many of the great songs from the golden age of the American musical, including selections from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma, and more.
   All proceeds from An Afternoon of Music will benefit the CASA programs in Jefferson and Crook counties.
   Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers, who work for the judge as duly appointed officers of the court and as advocates for children who have become wards of the court. They review records, interview parents, talk to teachers, neighbors and the child. They then appear in court to make recommendations to the judge regarding the child's best interest.