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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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School Supply Drive Thru

Nearly 700 students from all over Fannin County received free school supplies on August 8 to start the new school year, thanks to a generous community. This year marked the 24th year that the Fannin County Children’s Center has provided … Continue reading

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Nicole Brown CASA Advocate of the Quarter

Nicole Brown has been named the CASA Advocate of the Quarter.  She became a CASA volunteer in July 2018 because she wanted to be a constant in a child’s life. “I want to help break the cycle of child abuse … Continue reading

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Matthews Children’s Foundation

The Matthews Children’s Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Fannin County Children’s Center for child abuse prevention efforts. Stephen Murden of Wise Funeral Home wrote the required letter of recommendation to go with the Children’s Center’s application and he was … Continue reading

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Kwik Chek and McCraw Oil Helping Kids

McCraw Oil and Kwik Chek have been hosting an annual charity golf tournament for 24 years.   CASA has been the beneficiary of the event for the last 12 years. The most recent tournament raised a grand total of $62,000 for … Continue reading

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Art Contest Winners

A sixth grader from Honey Grove took home the top prize in this year’s art contest sponsored by the Fannin County Children’s Center. Evangeline Barbee earned $100 and a blue ribbon for her drawing of several children holding hands in … Continue reading

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Joey Koo – Volunteer of the Quarter

Joey Koo has been named the Volunteer of the Quarter for the Fannin County Children’s Center. Koo started volunteering at the center a little under a year ago. He is an eighteen-year-old home school student and will be attending Southwestern … Continue reading

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Miller Foundation Gives to Kids

For the last several weeks, the trustees with the M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation have been personally delivering generous grants to many local schools and non-profit organizations in Fannin County. One generous gift was for $22,000 to the Fannin County … Continue reading

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