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New CASA volunteers sworn in

Ten new Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children were sworn into service last week by Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani. They are Heather Abraham, Roma Andreuzzi, Richard Ballina, Suzanne Barber, Angela Bergman, Amanda Bernard, Linda Diss, Robert Donley, Suzanne Kerlin and Amy Kolling. The volunteers range in age from 20 to 60.

CASA of Westmoreland Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that works on behalf of abused and neglected children by assisting the courts to ensure a child is placed in a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

The volunteers collaborate with a variety of service providers.

Volunteers attend a 10-week, 30-hour training curriculum developed by the national CASA organization.

This is the program's 13th graduating class.

Details: Mandy Zalich, executive director, or 724-850-6874.

• The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at 7 p.m. June 30 in St. Clair Park.

The orchestra's artistic director, Daniel Meyer, will conduct the program, which will include classics and popular music and feature Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."

The symphony also will perform the concert at 7 p.m. June 29 at Fort Ligonier.

Details: 724-837-1850 or

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