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Out & About: CASA of Westmoreland Sabika jewelry party

| Sunday, April 24, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
(from left), Miriam Mayr, joins CASA of Westmoreland Executive Director, Mandy Zalich, Sabika founder and CEO, Karin Mayr, and CASA of Westmoreland Director of Development, Sherrie Dunlap, for a photo during the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Miriam Mayr, joins CASA of Westmoreland Executive Director, Mandy Zalich, Sabika founder and CEO, Karin Mayr, and CASA of Westmoreland Director of Development, Sherrie Dunlap, for a photo during the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Sabika Director of Marketing, Jennifer Schlieper, (center), of Pittsburgh, joins Sabika consultants/directors, Tamara Lecce, (L), of Irwin, and Lisa Alfery, (R), of Greensburg, for a photo during the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Sabika Director of Marketing, Jennifer Schlieper, (center), of Pittsburgh, joins Sabika consultants/directors, Tamara Lecce, (L), of Irwin, and Lisa Alfery, (R), of Greensburg, for a photo during the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Marlene Helinski, of Youngwood, shops at the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Marlene Helinski, of Youngwood, shops at the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Sabika consultant/director, Tarah Kurimsky, (R), of Murrysville, assists Adele Connell, of Pittsburgh, with jewelry selections, at the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Sabika consultant/director, Tarah Kurimsky, (R), of Murrysville, assists Adele Connell, of Pittsburgh, with jewelry selections, at the Sabika jewelry fundraiser for CASA of Westmoreland and Child Law Services, held at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016.

Combining two things that women tend to love — jewelry and children, not necessarily in that order — CASA of Westmoreland hosted a Sabika jewelry party on April 22 in the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg.

The Westmoreland County Children's Bureau opened its conference room to CASA for the afternoon shopping-and-snacking affair, held in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Half of proceeds went to CASA's mission of providing assistance to children in the family court system due to abuse and/or neglect.

A portion of sales from a special daisy necklace was split by CASA Child Law Services of West Virginia.

Designed by Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, the Little Hearts Sabika Daisy Necklace features a Swarovski crystal surrounded by Pacific opals.

Sabika founder and CEO Karin Mayr of St. Clair, Allegheny County, was on hand to share that helping children is dear to her heart because she is a survivor of childhood abuse.

CASA Executive Director Mandy Zalichand director of development Sherrie Dunlap welcomed guests, while Sabika reps Jennifer Schlieper and Courtney Gumpf helped the ladies find the right piece to accent a special outfit.

Seen: Molly Robb Shimko, Jennifer Reeger, Megan Bilik DeFazio, Shirley Favero, Amanda Knorr, Michelle Bianco, Rachel Sementuh, Gina Davis, Sharon Casario, Rosemary Spoljarick, Adele Cannell and Beth Teacher.

— Shirley McMarlin

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