By Jade Bulecza - bio | email LAKELAND, GA (WALB) –A playhouse for children is being raffled off in Lakeland for a good cause.
Proceeds go to an agency that serves as the voice for abused and neglected children.
CASA of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit hopes to raise $10,000 by selling raffle tickets for playhouse built and donated by Lakeland contractor Kirby Sapp.
It will be given away after the Christmas parade in Lakeland December 2nd and delivered before Christmas.
"Any funds that we can raise to help these kids and their families is definitely needed," said Amy Burton with the Lanier Family Connection.
"Lanier County is number one in the State of Georgia for child abuse and neglect with the highest percentage rate," said Elaine Grice, the CASA of Alapaha Judicial Circuit director.
CASA or court appointed special advocates also needs volunteers.
Tickets are $5 can be purchased at the following businesses in Lakeland, Nashville and Valdosta:
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Jay-Jay Strickland Jr., attorney
Cheryl Powell, Lanier County High School
The District Attorney's Offi ce (Nashville)
The Berrien County Collaborative
Lakeland Drug Company, Inc.
Louis Smith Memorial Hospital
The Berrien Press
Turn the Page (Nashville)
Lanier County Chamber of Commerce
City of Lakeland
Lanier County Adult Education
The Valdosta Daily Times
For more information to buy or sell tickets:
Contact Elaine Grice, (229) 686-6576, Berrien County Collaborative; Amy Burton, (229) 482-3476, Lanier County Family Connection.
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