CASA program manager receives Legacy Award

CASA Sue Baker

Chelan/Douglas Court Appointed Special Advocates program took center stage at Wednesday’s annual NCW Campfire WoHeLo luncheon.

CASA manager, Sue Baker received the group’s “Legacy” award which recognizes life time achievement working with children’s issues and programs. Campfire’s director, Teresa Samuelson talked about the award and Baker’s reaction to receiving it.

“I think she just sat there and she almost started tearing up,” Samuelson said. “It’s priceless to see the person with so much emotion and she works so hard on providing for kids who can’t provide for themselves.”

Samuelson added that the job Baker does as the manager of CASA is a special position with a wide reach in the Valley.

“I can’t imagine the work that she does, to me it would be more heart-breaking but she does a very good job at it,” Samuelson said.

The WoHeLo luncheon serves as a major fundraiser for Campfire NCW with proceeds going to help low income children attend Summer Camp at Lake Wenatchee.