The 2013 Antelope Valley benefit dinner was held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center in Lancaster.  The CASA Child Advocacy Award was presented to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich by CASA Executive Director Dilys Tosteson Garcia.  Supervisor Antonovich has represented the Fifth Supervisorial District since 1980.

One hundred twenty people attended to support CASA’s work in the Antelope Valley.  Lancaster City Councilmember Sandra Johnson served as the emcee. The Joshua Elementary School Chorus performed.  Referee Marilyn Mordetsky of the Dependency Court spoke about the children who come before the Dependency Court and the role of CASA in assisting these children.

Thank you to the 2013 Sponsors of Helping Children Blossom:



High Desert Medical Group

Edward Nahmias

Daniel Silva

Jean Youngquist


Donald Borchers & Betsy Matheny

Campano Law Group & Ruwanthi Campano, MD

Charlton Weeks LLP

Robert Fenbers

Bruce Herron

R. Rex Parris Law Firm

Poole & Shaffery, LLP

Thompson Von Tungeln, APC

Pamela & Jim Vose

Katalina Whitman





Benefit Committee

Lesley Bois
Yesenia Collier
Diane Grooms
Judi Olson
Sandra Price
Daniel Silva
Monique Stevens
Katalina Whitman
Jean Youngquist