Christmas Party to benefit CASA

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog with comments

UPDATE: THANK YOU for helping us raise $1,345!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hosts: Kent and Elise Grusendorf
Location: 2401 Westlake Pass, Austin (Look for the Santa on the Balcony!)
Date and time: Friday, Dec. 16. 6:30 to 10 p.m.
All TCRP supporters welcome!

RSVP to (or 512-302-1776).

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We are accepting donations for CASA, IF YOU ARE ABLE. It is not a requirement to attend.

We are good on food. So please, just bring yourself/selves.


Here is a link to a map and picture of the house. (Google Maps actually shows the Santa! How festive is that!?)

Do not hesitate to call hostess Elise Grusendorf at (214) 354-1052 (cell) if you need help finding the house. She will have tiki torches in front yard, as well as the aforementioned Santa.

What should I bring?
If you have a special dish that you love to make and you have the time to make it, we would love for you to share. If you are crazy busy this holiday season, and come up short on time this week, just bring yourself! We have so much of the feast already covered.

We DO NOT NEED ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, as we have these items (and more not listed) covered:

  *  Fruit & Veggie trays
  *  Shrimp Items
  *  Pigs in Blanket
  *  Trader Joe’s Cookies
  *  Pulled Pork
  *  Hawaiian Rolls/bread
  *  Queso and Chips
  *  Deviled Eggs

We COULD, however, use the following items:

(These are easy items for the non-cook)

  *  Bottled Water
  *  Soft drinks
  *  Napkins
  *  Chex Mix
  *  Nuts

Feel free to call Elise directly for any “What should I bring" concerns.

Re: Alcoholic Beverages:
Neither TCRP nor the hosts are asking that you bring any. If you would like to bring, you are welcome.

Guest book and donations

Please be sure and sign our Guest Book as you come in. Our smiling greeters will be there to welcome you.

In the true spirit of the holidays, TCRP is collecting for the CASA organization. 

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is an organization of volunteers in Travis County who speak up for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Foster kids have a tough go of it. Quite often, they would like to be with their parents, but their parents, for whatever reason, may not be able to care for them. Christmas away from their family can be very hard for them, even in a foster home. 

Any amount is welcome at the guest book area. If you bring a check please be sure and make it out to CASA, not TCRP.


Elise & Olga



Updated: 3:59 p.m. 12/12/16