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No Cookie Walk: Amazing Christmas Tree Raffle is CASA Fundraiser 2021

During the Christmas season 2021, 12 beautiful hand-decorated Christmas trees were donated to Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by local business, organizations and individuals to help CASA volunteers in a fundraising promotion. The funding needed is for the work they do for the abused and neglected children within the Lake County CASA 5-county region.

The 2021 fundraiser was titled “Miracles on Connally Street.” Following a period of ticket sales from their 218 Connally Street offices, Gina Law and her staff of volunteers ended the promotion on December 8 by announcing the winners of the trees.

This year’s imaginative fundraiser took the place of CASA’s traditional Cookie Walk; however, Gena and the staff hope to be able to restore the Cookie Walk next year.

Now for the Winners! The Nutcracker Tree was won by Carolyn Clifton, Shannon Kelly the Flowerland Gift Card, Tim Glenn selected the tree donated by CNB, Kristi Brewer the Aggie Tree donated by the Aggie Mom’s Club, Marquita Fisher picked the North Pole tree donated by the Mother’s Culture Club, Todd Connor took the Winter Wonderland Tree by Como Pickton High School Interior Designers, Kim Rogers won the Christmas Express Tree by Alliance Bank, Tom Sellers was awarded the Family Fun Night prize donated by the SSHS Key Club, the Santa’s Elf Tree went to Marie Halcuh donated by Lake Country CASA, Michelle Kultgen took the Moo-ey Christmas Tree from Yorri Franklin and Chick Filet, and Cindy Hill chose the Wreath designed by Rose of Sharon, Laverne Hipp selected the Texas Tech Tree created by Stacy Moore, and Charles Usry the Texas Longhorn Tree, designed by Sarah Goggans of CASA. Congratulations to al the winners!

If you would like to give a gift this Christmas or anytime of year to Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates, a nonprofit organization, donation may be mailed to CASA, 281 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. Find out more about the organization at, on the Lake County Casa Facebook page, or by calling 903-885-1173.

Author: Enola Gay

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