Category Archives: Kudos Corner

State Farm Helping Kids

“Growing up my family always had a passion for helping underprivileged kids,” said Jake Shockley, a local State Farm agent. “So this is a cause that is really close to my heart.” “Jake and his team from State Farm were … Continue reading

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4 New CASA Advocates

Four local people recently completed training and were sworn-in to become volunteer CASA advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake of the 336th District Court administered the oath to the new volunteers. New child advocates include … Continue reading

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25th Annual School Supply Drive

More than 600 students from all over Fannin County received free school supplies on August 7 to start the new school year, thanks to a generous community. This year marked the 25th year that the Fannin County Children’s Center has … Continue reading

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4 New CASA Advocates

Four local people recently completed training and were sworn-in to become volunteer CASA advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake of the 336th District Court administered the oath to the new volunteers. New child advocates include … Continue reading

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Art Contest Winners

Seven year old Maesyn Mallicote of Sumner, Texas took home the top prize in the Open Your Heart Art Contest sponsored by the Fannin County Children’s Center. She won $100 for her artwork that will now be featured on the … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrapped Up!

In all, 224 children served by the Fannin County Children’s Center will have gifts of coats, shoes, books, games, toys and other items to open on Christmas morning, thanks to several generous donors and many hard-working volunteers and staff. This … Continue reading

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Miller Foundation

Trustees with the M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation have been delivering lots of holiday cheer this month by presenting generous grants to many local schools and non-profit organizations in Fannin County. One generous gift was for $22,000 to the Fannin … Continue reading

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Another Successful Justice is Served!

The 16th annual Justice Is Served was different in many ways due to the pandemic.  “One thing that was not different was the generosity of this community,” said Sandy Barber, Executive Director of the Fannin County Children’s Center.  “Fannin County … Continue reading

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New CASA Advocates

Seven local people recently completed training and were sworn-in to become volunteer CASA advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake of the 336th District Court administered the oath to the new volunteers. New child advocates include … Continue reading

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Record Breaking North Texas Giving Day

More than $48,000 was raised in one day for 10 nonprofits in Fannin County on North Texas Giving Day.  This year marked the 12th year of this community wide fundraising event hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas and the third … Continue reading

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