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CASAblanca Event Details

CASAblanca - Dancing with the LOCAL Stars

Event Snapshot

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Par-A-Dice Hotel and CasinoPar-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
21 Blackjack Boulevard
East Peoria, IL 61611

Get Directions: Google map

What: The evening will feature local celebrities dancing with dance specialists from the Peoria area.

Local celebrity judges will rate the dancers and include audience vote participation. The event offers a dance competition, a live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and music. You won’t want to miss it!

Why: Proceeds support the specially trained CASA volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Peoria County. There are over 1,000 pending cases in Peoria County!


$200 per person
Black Tie Optional


Event Co-Chairs

Teri CookTeri Cook is the Owner of Cook Travel and Cruise and has grown the business into a multi-million dollar venture. Teri's pulse on the business community flows over to her understanding for the need for community involvement. Her biggest passion is working with children in Central Illinois. Teri is the 2013 Dancing with the Local Stars winner and is on the Board of Directors of CASA Peoria County. Teri enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Dick and their 20 year old daughter Ellen.

Aneta YoungbloodAneta Youngblood is an audit director with Caterpillar Inc., and the mother of two teenage daughters. Born in Poland, and spending half of her life in Europe, she counts downhill skiing, ice skating, wakeboarding, biking, and boating as her hobbies. Aneta is also an accomplished concert pianist, and her music is anything by Chopin. She is the 2012 Dancing with the Local Stars winner and is on the Board of Directors of CASA of Peoria County.

Committee Members

Aneta Youngblood, Co-Chair
Teri Cook, Co-Chair
Dominique Alexandre (CASA Staff), Dancer Coordinator
Kathleen Monge, Judge Coordinator
Jennifer Sharp, Silent Auction & Raffle Co-Chair
Maureen Schlicksup, Silent Auction & Raffle Co-Chair
Stacy & Jeff Robins, Live Auction Chairs
Brian Buralli, Marketing Committee
Jan Brown, Marketing Committee
Valerie Clark, Marketing Committee
Lisa Murphy, Website
Ralph Heston, Decorations Chair
Kimberly Leman, Venue
Michelle Elam, Star Interviewer - Night of Event

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