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Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children

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BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge.

This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the playhouse for your child. You can find more information on the fundraiser on the CASA website.

CASA Recruitment Director Jennifer Mayer and CASA Board Chair David Faulk visited 2une In to talk about CASAS of Casa. Mayer says the event is all about the kids.

"We train community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected kids living in foster care to help them reach safe and permanent homes," she explains.

Chef Ricardo Barraza joined them in the 2une In Kitchen. Caliente Mexican Craving will be cooking at the kickoff this weekend. Chef Barraza whipped up some of Caliente's Pozole.


2 lbs. chicken breast

1 cam of hominy

2 lbs. tomatillos

2 lbs. poblano peppers

2 cups cilantro

1 onion

6 cloves garlic

6 jalapenos

olive oil



1. Boil the chicken in 2 liters of water.

2. Cook the tomatillos, poblano peppers, onion and garlic. Once soft, place in a blender with the cilantro and liquefy. Pass the liquid through a colander.

3. Add the liquid, the hominy and the jalepenos to the chicken broth and bring to a boil.

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