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Playhouse raffle a fundraiser for CASA

Team Radio Marketing Group - June 1, 2017 3:37 pm

The sixth annual CASA of Kay and Noble Counties Playhouse raffle fundraiser is underway and is on display at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 14th Street and Grand Avenue.

Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) of Kay and Noble Counties is a local organization that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to advocate for local children who are in foster care.

The fundraiser focuses on the need for all children to have safe and loving homes. In Kay and Noble Counties, 327 children were in foster care in 2016 because their home was not a safe place.

“Nobody longs for a safe and loving home more than a child in foster care,” said CASA Advisory Council President Lynda Clark. “The playhouse is a fun way to bring attention to a difficult and often heavy-hearted situation that many children in our community face.”

This year’s Old West Sheriff Office-inspired playhouse was professionally designed and built by James Kirkendall’s Construction Technology class at Pioneer Technology Center. The house is the perfect addition to any child’s backyard and features wood lap siding, cedar post accents on the porch and 30-year asphalt shingles.

One of the many defining features is a wooden sheriff sign mounted to the front of the playhouse.  It was created by Keith Burge, who is employed in the facility services department at Pioneer Tech. Iron jail cell bars also highlight the windows of the playhouse and were built by Steve Bookout’s Fleet and Facilities class at Pioneer Tech. About 20 students invested an average of four hours each day while working on the playhouse.

“This being our second year to partner with CASA of Kay and Noble Counties in providing them with a playhouse to support their cause, the students were most excited this year to build a themed structure.” Kirkendall said.  “As they were able to see the final product, how it all came together and all of the distinct features, they were really proud of what they built.” 

The playhouse is a true labor of love for many in the community with numerous businesses and individuals giving in-kind and financial donations. CASA hopes to raise $35,000 from the raffle fundraiser, which will help provide funding to recruit and support their Court Appointed Special Advocates as they serve our community’s abused and neglected children.

The winning ticket will be drawn at 3 p.m. June 3 at the Herb Festival. The winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased online at KayNobleCASA.org, at Eastman National Bank, First National Bank, RCB Bank, Tyndall Family Dentistry, or at CASA’s offices, located at Northern Oklahoma Youth Services.


CASA of Kay and Noble Counties Program Director, Sharon Mocabee-Sisco, introduces the Old West Sheriff’s Office-inspired CASA Playhouse with Sheriff Steve Kelley and Deputy Lyndsey for the sixth annual CASA Playhouse raffle fundraiser.  Raffle tickets are $1 each and the winner will be drawn at the Herb Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

 

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