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Houston County Child Welfare Board Holds Booth
Houston County Courier - January 2009
It all depends on the luck of the draw on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the annual Lovelady Love-Fest whether some outdoor chef de cuisine will soon be cooking brisket on his new barbecue pit, a front porch muse will be leisurely meditating in her recently acquired porch swing, or some lucky little boy or girl will be rocking joyfully on a pinto hobby horse.
All three items have been donated by Crockett State School for Houston County Child Welfare Board's booth at the annual event held the Saturday before Valentine's Day.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets will enable HCCW to support and continue their work in helping foster children in the county.
Whenever a child is removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, the welfare board assists Child Protective Services by supplying items needed by the children, which includes clothes, shoes, diapers, and school supplies.
Information will also be available at the booth on how to become foster parents. According to HCCW President Louis Medina, there is a real need for foster parents in Houston County.
In addition, Medina announced that representatives from CPS will have pictures of children who are up for adoption; children of parents who have relinquished their parental rights; children looking for loving, permanent homes.
A holder of a winning ticket does not have to be present to win said welfare board member, Glenna Medina who thanked wood building instructor Johnny Hellums, welding instructor Dale Dykes, Crockett State School Superintendent Ron Stewart, Assistant Principal Raymond Wilson and the students that helped in the crafting of the three donated items.