The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pines are holding two events in the upcoming weeks to benefit local children. All proceeds from the happenings benefit CASA of the Pines, which serves Angelina, Houston and Polk County.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, the 11th annual “Justice is Served” fish fry will take place in the back parking lot of First United Methodist Church. The church is located at Highway 190 West in Livingston.
Those in attendance from 4:30–6:30 p.m. can enjoy farm-raised catfish, slaw, potatoes, corn and a dessert for $10. The fish fry will be drive through and carry out only.
A few weeks later, on Saturday, Oct. 8, the Polk County Commerce Center will host “A Girl’s Night Out” for ladies 18 and over. Exciting games of bingo will be played to win accessories from Kendra Scott, Pandora, Michael Kors, Swarovski and many more.
The $40 ticket that also goes to benefit CASA is available at Coats Jewelers at 509 North Washington in Livingston. No tickets will be sold at the door and there is limited seating to this first-time event.
These two events are the only fundraisers in Polk County for the year to help CASA, with three others planned in Angelina County.
Every year thousands of abused and neglected children in Texas are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults.
That’s where CASA of the Pines steps in.
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge appoints a committed volunteer from CASA of the Pines to help them. CASA was created in 1995 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children suffered at home did not continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. In 1999, CASA expanded to Houston County and to Polk County in 2003.
Since 1995, CASA of the Pines has served more than 1,000 abused and neglected children in Angelina, Houston, and Polk Counties.
For additional information about sponsorship of these events, contact CASA of the Pines at (936) 634-6725.