Red Hot in Hancock is back sponsoring the Chili for Children cookoff fundraiser to be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 from noon until 6:00pm rain or shine. Chili cooks from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and beyond will compete for cash prizes at the Weirton Event Center located at 3322 East St. in downtown Weirton, WV.

All proceeds will benefit the non-profit, A Child's Place CASA Ltd., who provides court appointed advocates for abused and neglected children in the tri-county area. We look for this event to become our signature fundraiser for years to come.

ICS LogoThe event is also sanctioned by official International Chili Society (ICS) competition. The ICS is a nonprofit organization that sanctions chili cookoffs with judging and cooking rules/regulations. The events are worldwide and benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS-sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World's Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest/festival organization in the world.

While admission is free, attendees can buy tasting tickets to sample the contestant prepared chili and salsa.  There will be chili tasting, music, a tug-of-war tournament, kid’s events, prizes, raffles and fun for the entire family. We expect 1000-1500 people to attend.

We are currently looking for sponsors, "Chili Heads"  and vendors.

Like-minded sponsors can expect to be included in advertising including media, banners and signs, receive free t-shirts and event tickets, table space at the event, and voting rights for their favorite chili in the Sponsor's Choice category.

clip art chili competitionCooks are judged on meat and sauce which can't contain beans in the Red and Verde categories; Homestyle, which may contain beans, pasta or rice; and Salsa. Cooks are required to prepare two quarts for judging and 2 gallons of chili for tasting samples. Cooks also will be judged on showmanship, including how well their cooking area is decorated and engaging the public during the chili tasting. Awards also include People's and Sponsor's Choice. The prize package is worth more than $1,400. Chili cooks must be members of the ICS showing current proof of membership or join/renewing by the start of the event.

Restaurants, pubs and  media may compete in the Commercial category providing 5 gallons of chili.

clip artPriority will be given to crafters, clubs & organizations featuring child related services or goods.  Vendor space is $30 with the application or free with a 2 gallon chili contribution. There is no fee for 501(c) non-profit organizations, however, all vendors are asked to contribute a $10 or more valued door prize to the raffle. We will limit space by vendor category to avoid duplication of services and/or product lines.

Interested chili cooks, commercial cooks and vendors can download the appropriate application form below or contact DeeAnn at (412) 302-1653 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Download 2016 Registration Forms
Sponsors can contact Tina at (740) 275-8699 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications can be returned to: A Child's Place CASA Ltd., 613 Main St., Follansbee, WV 26037
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Photos from previous events.







Are you looking for a new way to help CASA's mission with abused and neglected kids that COSTS YOU NOTHING.  We are very excited to announce that A Child's Place CASA is now registered as an approved non-profit with Kroger's Community Rewards program!   The reason that we are excited is that A Child's Place CASA can now get donations directly from Krogers when you buy in their stores.  If you register A Child's Place CASA on your Kroger card, then Krogers will send 5% to A Child's Place CASA at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!  

There are 2 simple steps that you need to do to make this happen.  See linked step-by-step instructions below.  Please take a few minutes today and help us continue our work with these kids in Brooke and Hancock counties!  

Step 1 - Register your Kroger card online

Step 2 -Register A Child's Place CASA to receive the donation

Use our NPO number 91152 to find us!

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  On April 26, 2012, A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.  held a candlelight event as part of a national movement to light a symbol of hope for the abused and neglected children who are currently under the jurisdiction of Brooke and Hancock Counties Circuit Courts.  The vigil was be held at 7:30pm on the Town Square in Wellsburg.

During the event, attendees help light and will take a moment to remember the children who are victims of abuse and neglect in the community.  There was 350 luminaries setup representing the 350 children in Brooke and Hancock Counties that have received assistance from A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. over the twelve years of service to those children. People can sponsor a luminare if they’d like to get involved in the event.

Tri-State Medical Group renewed their Corporate Partnership with A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. this month.  This is the 3rd  renewal of the Corporate Partnership between Tri-State Medical Group and A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. Tri-State Medical Group has once again selected the highest level of partnership- the “Hero Level Corporate Partnership” at $3,000.00 a year. The Corporate Partnership agreement is a collaboration between A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. and a business to maximize the businesses donation. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. offers advertising opportunities for the businesses who make donations at the agreed upon corporate levels. The Hero Level provides the business with: signage at every CASA event, top of newsletter logo placement, advertising credits, CASA letterhead with the business logo, business logo on CASA brochure, mini billboards– (4),  business logo on CASA website with link to site, business logo on CASA email letterhead,  business logo on CASA fax cover sheet. This is not the only collaboration between Tri-State Medical Group & A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. for 5 years prior to the corporate collaboration Tri-State Medical Group was an Angel Roll Member of A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. meaning they participated in donating at the Guardian Angel level of the Angel Roll the 5 year giving program.  

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2011 Angel Roll Exclusive Breakfast with Judge for A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.!
Join the Angel Roll and then you too can join us for this delicious breakfast at Williams Country Club for an interactive conversation with the Judge!
A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. Angel Roll Members make a five year commitment to A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. The commitment is at any dollar amount financially meaningful to you and your family, church, civic club or business.  The commonality is that the commitment is for a five year period.  You can pick the month, you can choose to divide your investment in as many months you would like to spread out the expense.  You can pay via cash, check or donate online. It’s super flexible and super helpful to A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.!  A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 49 abused and neglected children in Brooke and Hancock Counties today. CASA Volunteers  review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them; time in dependent care is reduced and delinquency is less likely. For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Left to right: Rhonda Stubbs, Judge Martin Gaughan, Ruth Lewis, Jennifer Reitter, Darlene Cortez, Linda Viderman, Sherry Paull, Tracy Thomas and Mike Thompson

Two new CASA Volunteers were given their oath by Judge Martin Gaughan recently. Autumn Williams & Carrie Bennett were sworn in by Judge Martin Gaughan.

A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in Brooke and Hancock Counties  court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes.

A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 49 children today. CASA Volunteers  review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them; time in dependent care is reduced and delinquency is less likely.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.childsplacecasa.com.

 
2011 "Stick your Neck out for CASA" Award goes to the Brooke County Sportsmen Club! The Brooke County Sportsmen Club has “adopted” CASA as their go to charity! They held a Charity Weekend September 2011 raising over $1,000 for A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. They also allowed CASA to take over their facilities for a Hunters Breakfast for the first day of hunting season for a  fundraiser CASA put on. They have even come  up with a slogan! “Real men take a ‘stand’ against child abuse!” A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in Brooke and Hancock Counties  court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 49 children today. CASA Volunteers  review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them; time in dependent care is reduced and delinquency is less likely. For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.childsplacecasa.com.




Robert Campbell, A Child’s Place CAS, Ltd. CASA Volunteer was selected as West Virginia CASA Volunteer of the Year! The selection is made from over 225 CASA Volunteers throughout the state based upon a narrative of the volunteers contribution to the children they have served. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in Brooke and Hancock Counties  court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 49 children today. CASA Volunteers  review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them; time in dependent care is reduced and delinquency is less likely. For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.childsplacecasa.com.