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October 2, 2012

Deadline nears for CASA's annual student art contest

Cooke County — CASA of North Texas announces its seventh annual Children’s Art Contest for all Cooke County children ages 5 to 18.   The contest will run through Oct. 15.  Winners will be announced around October 20th.  Winning artwork will be featured in CASA’s annual campaign.  Winners will be recognized in publicly and will receive prizes.

CASA of  North Texas is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing advocates to speak out for the best interests of  abused and/or neglected children in the child welfare system.  

CASA volunteers give their time to get to know the children and their families and report what they find back to the District Judge, who has the tremendous responsibility of making decisions that affect the very lives of these most vulnerable children.  CASA is a Cooke County United Way agency.

CASA served 89 children in fiscal year 2010/2011.  At this time, 18 children need a CASA advocate.  Applications for fall are being accepted at this time at the CASA office.

Entry forms for the contest have been distributed to all area schools willing to participate.  

If your child would like to participate in this contest, and has not received an entry form from their school, forms may be obtained at the CASA office located at 309 S. Commerce.  For further information, one may call (940) 665-2244.

To be considered for prizes, entries must be turned in to the school or the CASA office no later than Oct. 15.  

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