CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the Highland Lakes Area, Inc. is having their 3RD Annual Motorcycle Rally & Armadillo Run in Riesen Park again this year, beginning Friday June 27th through Sunday June 29th. The function will serve as a fund raiser for the non-profit organization as well as a public awareness effort. The Pecan Valley Son Riders, the local chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association, is assisting with the effort.
There will be motorcycle activities throughout the weekend. Gates will open for campers at 2PM on Friday and a motorcycle parade through San Saba is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM Friday evening beginning at the park with live Bluegrass music to follow. Anyone wishing to ride in the parade is invited. Those wishing to participate in the Armadillo Run, a poker (type) run, must register between 9AM and 1PM on Saturday. As well, beginning at noon on Saturday, there will be live music throughout the day featuring the contemporary inspirational sounds of recording artists “Hundred Fold Seed”, and the bluesy rock sound of recording artist and guitar sensation, “Daniel Conti” and his band “Drawing Back”. Saturday night beginning at 9 PM there will be a dance at the Riesen Park Pavilion featuring the southern rock/country sound of recording artists “Redneck Jedi” to round out the evening. You will not be disappointed in the music.
Other Saturday activities include a motorcycle show, vendors of various types, prizes drawings, a silent auction and other surprises. There will be something of interest for all and everyone is invited to come out, listen to the great live music and join the fun. All bikes and all riders welcome.
CASA for the Highland Lakes Area has been operating since 1993 and has continuously served children who are in the foster care system due to abuse and neglect in the five counties surrounding the Highland Lakes, which is in alphabetical order; Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, and San Saba. The mission of CASA is to recruit and train volunteers to serve as Guardian ad Litem for children involved in legal cases where they have been abused by their caregiver. CASA is respected nationally for their child advocacy work. Although there are hundreds of programs scattered across all fifty of the United States, most of those programs are self supporting, stand alone entities, as is CASA for the Highland Lakes Area. This program serves local children, with local volunteers, and local support. You can find directions and more information about the Motorcycle Rally, or information about becoming a part of CASA by volunteering or supporting the program in some way, at www.highlandlakescasa.org or call (325) 388-3440.