Retro celebration slated for LACASA anniversaries

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Guests are invited to travel back in time when LACASA Center hosts a special event to commemorate two important milestones.

The locally based nonprofit, established in 1981, turns 40 this year. In addition, its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is marking its 10th anniversary.

A fundraising soiree, Electric Avenue: Retro 80s Party, is set for 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Waldenwoods Banquet & Conference Center in Howell.

Guests can get into the groove as they enjoy a strolling dinner, libations, historic displays, photo ops with pop-culture icons, and dancing to the throw-back sounds of The Sanctuary Band. Costumes with an 80s vibe are encouraged!

LACASA will present six Empowerment Awards during the event to individuals and organizations from the community who have played a significant role in advocating for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Award honorees are:

Sandra Pilgrim Lewis, recipient of the Lucy Diebolt LEGACY AWARD for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Elizabeth Stahl, recipient of the Heide Clausnitzer GUIDING LIGHT AWARD for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Detective Curt Novara, recipient of the David Morse ON A MISSION AWARD for the Prevention of Sexual Assault

Kim Nace, recipient of the Bonnie Miller & Helen May HERO AWARD for Volunteerism

Chem-Trend, L.P., Livingston County COMMUNITY CHANGEMAKER AWARD

Lynette Dowler & DTE Energy Foundation, State of Michigan CHANGEMAKER AWARD

The event is set for 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Waldenwoods, 2975 Old U.S.-23, Howell. Tickets are $140 per person, or $1,100 for a table of eight, and include free parking, food, cocktails & refreshments, live music, dancing, and back-to-the-1980s fun.

Preferred RSVP date is Oct. 1. Tickets can be purchased online at or at LACASA’s unique resale boutique, LACASA Collection, 120 W. Highland Road, Kroger Plaza, in Howell.

Event proceeds directly fund programs for victims of interpersonal violence at LACASA Center. Learn more by visiting

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