New Orleans-style playhouse CASA’s fundraiser for 2013

Advocate staff report

The playhouse up for grabs in this year’s Casas for CASA fundraiser is a beauty that would settle gracefully in a kid-sized New Orleans neighborhood.

On Saturday, you can inspect the double-gallery showpiece, valued at $17,000, at the Mall of Louisiana on Bluebonnet, where it will be on display until the winning raffle ticket is pulled at 5 p.m. Aug. 11. You can buy a $5 ticket at the mall, online at or at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave.

All proceeds from the playhouse raffle go to Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who act on behalf of abused and neglected children in East Baton Rouge Parish who need a safe and permanent home.

CASA will deliver the playhouse to the winner’s driveway within 60 miles of the Mall of Louisiana.