Save the date for a night of music featuring Wylie Gustafson on Jan. 14, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater, Conrad, Mont. Gustafson has volunteered to perform a concert on Jan. 14, 2022, to benefit Front Range CASA. “I’m a big supporter of CASA,” said Gustafson.
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Front Range CASA is a non-profit organization including 20 volunteers that serve the Montana Ninth Judicial District which includes Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole counties.
Tickets will be sold at the door and are $20 per person. The evening will also include an auction for a Samsung 65” TV that has been donated by 3Rivers Telecommunications.
Gustafson is a native Montanan singer and songwriter with 22 albums and three decades of performing, writing, and recording under his belt.
In 2020 Wylie was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. He is one of the few authentic voices of the American West who steadfastly celebrates and sings about the active rural culture of America.
“We are a good-time cowboy band that hates to be boring! We also strike a note with the ranching and farming folks because their culture is what inspires a lot of our original music,” explained Gustafson, who is also known for his yodeling talent.
Presently, CASA volunteers advocate for more than 68 children who are involved in the court system due to child abuse or neglect. The job of a volunteer is to make recommendations regarding the best interest of the child to the court. Volunteers see the children they represent twice a month and attend all court hearings.
To become a volunteer, one must complete 30 hours of mandatory training which cover understanding families and children, communicating as a CASA, information gathering, legal terminology, courtroom procedure, and system protocol.
For more information about CASA, check out their website at frontrangecasa.org.
Save the date and plan to attend this concert. It promises to be a good time!