CASA to host ‘Gear Up’ event with local outdoors personality

Staff reports
Lyle Johnson

The Ascension Parish Court Appointed Special Advocates program is hosting a “Gear Up” event at Cabela’s in Gonzales Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Lyle Johnson will be at the event from noon-4 p.m. He is the co-host of Ascension Outdoors, seen exclusively on EATEL FiberEdge channel 4, and is the outdoor columnist for Outdoor Corner in the Gonzales Weekly Citizen and a contributing writer for Ascension Gumbo Magazine. 

He will present “Teaching the Basics” on freshwater fishing from 1:30-3 p.m. The class is free and available for kids and adults.

CASA is holding its first annual Cottages for CASA playhouse raffle. Tickets will be on sale at this event for $10 each.

All proceeds will go toward providing services for abused and neglected children in all 10 parishes served by Child Advocacy Services.

CASA is hunting for male volunteers to be the voice for innocent children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

CASA volunteers and staff will be available to offer more information about the program. 

Door prizes will be given away at this event. 

For more information about the CASA program or the Cottages for CASA raffle visit the Web site at or call Krisy McAdams at 225-647-2005.