CASA Playhouse Raffle underway; playhouse on display at Franklin Fire Station
Herald Reports, September 10, 2018
Williamson County CASA’s annual Playhouse Raffle has returned in conjunction with Little Sprouts Sale and Twice Daily to raise funds to provide children with a safe and permanent home.
The playhouse is on display at the Franklin Fire Department’s Station 3 in Cool Springs through Oct. 28.
“The Playhouse Raffle is a beloved tradition for Williamson County CASA,” said Susan Reinfeldt, Williamson County CASA development director. “Proceeds from the Playhouse Raffle directly support our role in advocating for abused and neglected children. It is also such a joy to pick the winning ticket and place the playhouse in a family’s backyard. It’s a gift for kids that they will never forget.”
The 60-square-foot playhouse was professionally built by Franklin Firefighters Charities and designed by Darla Spears. It includes full wiring for lights, sockets and built-in furniture. In addition, the structure has a front porch, standing seam metal roof and has been professionally painted courtesy of Charlie Irwin Painting.
Raffle tickets are $20 and available online atwww.williamsoncountycasa.org/events or at the Williamson County CASA office in Franklin on Columbia Avenue. Half-price tickets are available at Puckett’s Grocery and Puckett’s Boathouse.
Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses, 100 percent of the ticket sales provide crucial funding to Williamson County CASA. In addition to raising critical funds, this event brings awareness to a sometimes-overlooked plight of children in our community.
The raffle will be drawn at 5 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Puckett’s Grocery.
Williamson County CASA exists to serve abused and neglected children in Williamson County, serving 566 kids in 2017. Given incomprehensible growth trends, CASA is slated to serve nearly 700 in 2018. Williamson County CASA is a volunteer-driven organization that relies on partners to help fund operations.
The Playhouse Raffle is presented by Twice Daily and sponsored by Little Sprouts Sale, Cameron Properties, Coyne Orthodontics, Harpeth True Value, Franklin Realtors, Puckett's RG Custom Homes, John D. Floyd Foundation, Leanne Constantine, Realtor Arabella Group PARKS Realty, Tennessee Valley Paving and Henry Drilling.
For information on Williamson County CASA and to learn more about the playhouse fundraiser, visit http://www.williamsoncountycasa.org/.