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5 New CASA Advocates!

Five 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!

Fourteen year old Jocelyn Garoutte of Leonard 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 front … Continue reading

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Kwik Chek and McCraw Oil

Kwik Chek and McCraw Oil recently presented a check for $14,000 to their local CASA program, the Fannin County Children’s Center.  In all, leaders of Kwik Chek and McCraw Oil will be presenting checks totaling $56,000 to local CASA programs … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil

                    McCraw Oil President Bill Wilson (center) presents a check for $2,000 from ExxonMobil for the Children’s Center to Board President Brenda Magness (right) and Executive Director Sandy Barber (left).   “We … Continue reading

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Texoma Health Foundation

Texoma Health Foundation recently awarded a grant of $25,000 to the Fannin County Children’s Center to address the medical and mental health needs of abused and neglected children in Fannin County and support child abuse prevention efforts as well. “We … Continue reading

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Christmas All Wrapped Up!

In all, 261 children served by the Fannin County Children’s Center had presents of clothes, shoes, coats, toys and other items to open on Christmas morning, thanks to many generous donors. “The number of children given presents was only 1 … Continue reading

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Miller Foundation

Trustees with the M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation have been personally delivering generous grants to many local non-profit organizations in Fannin County in the recent weeks. One generous gift was for $20,000 to the Fannin County Children’s Center. “We are … Continue reading

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4H Kids Helping Kids

Kate Kinkade recently organized a drive to collect blankets and bears as a 4H project.  The items collected were donated to the Fannin County Children’s Center.  “We appreciate all gifts given to us, but there is always something extra special … Continue reading

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Toyo Tire and Warrior Tire Building the Dream

Fannin County Children’s Center Vice-President and owner of Warrior Tire Steve Collida (right) and Children’s Center Executive Director Sandy Barber (Center) enjoyed a recent visit with Jerry Granito with Toyo Tires (left.) Toyo Tires and Warrior Tire teamed up to … Continue reading

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Great Gatsby! Great Night!

Justice Is Served – Honorable servers who served up dinner for guests at the Justice Is Served fundraiser for the Fannin County Children’s Center included (front row, from left)  Fannin County Clerk Tammy Biggars, Adult Probation Chief Debra Roberts, 336th … Continue reading

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