Hopkins County CASA Cookie Walk Returns Dec. 2, 2022

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An annual Hopkins County Christmas tradition, the CASA Cookie Walk, is returning this year and will feature some special treats.

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The fundraiser for the organization for more than 25 years was canceled the last couple of years due to COVID and replaced with Miracles Made on Connally Street, where people were invited to purchase tickets for $25 each for a chance to win one of 12 small decorated Christmas trees.

2022 CASA Cookie Walk flyer

Lake Country CASA announced this month, however, that the annual Christmas tradition, the CASA Cookie Walk, WILL be held in 2022. It is scheduled, as is tradition, on the first Friday in December from 9 a.m. to noon (or until all the cookies and sweet confections are gone).

“We are excited to announce there will be yummy treats from some fabulous local bakers so plan to join us for some Christmas goodness! Sweets & Sunshine Shelly’s Sweets, Cinnamon Bear’s Bakery, Christy’s Piece of cake,” local CASA representatives noted.

A variety of cookies and other sweet eats will be offered for a $5 per pound donation (or more if you are feeling generous) Dec. 2, 2022, at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 301 Church St. (across from the Post Office).

All proceeds from the Cookie Walk will benefit the children Lake Country CASA serves in Hopkins, Rains, and Franklin counties. Lake Country CASA served 60 children in Hopkins County alone in 2021.

As of June 2022, there are 12,128 children in Texas foster care system. Across the US, there are approximately 424,000  children in foster care, StandSunday.org reports.

CASA is dedicated to helping children who have been removed from their homes and placed into the foster care system.

In cases where children enter the foster system because their homes are deemed or alleged to be unsafe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer whose only focus is on that child, giving hope and help in guiding the child to a safe, permanent home.

CASAs work to ensure that every child who needs an advocate to speak for his or her best interests before the courts has a caring, trained adult to help them during this difficult time in their life.

Donations are accepted to help support the CASA program, to provide funding for advocacy efforts and things the children CASA is entrusted to represent wouldn’t have if not for the organization. Donations may be made:

For more information about Lake County CASA, becoming a CASA or a foster family, call 903-885-1173 or stop by the CASA Cookie Walk Friday morning at FUMC.

Author: Faith Huffman

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