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Storybook playhouse to be raffled for good cause

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

Milltown Market

Lakeland Drug Company, Inc.

Personal Ponies

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital

The Berrien Press

Turn the Page (Nashville)

Lanier County Chamber of Commerce

The Junction

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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