Playhouse Raffle & Auction to Benefit CASA


The 2015 CASA Operation Playhouse at the new Hopkins on Gibson Lane, benefiting CASA for Children, will run Tues., Nov. 10th through Sun., Nov. 15th. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), a non-profit organization that advocates for abused or neglected children, presents its 9th annual Operation Playhouse fundraiser.

Operation Playhouse 2015, to be held from November 10 through November 15 at the new Hopkins Ice House Grill and Bar located at 4030 Gibson Lane in Texarkana, Texas, is expected to draw many visitors throughout the 6 day event.

Established by the leadership of the National CASA Association and Judge Jack Carter in 1990, this year marks the 25th anniversary of CASA for Children helping abused children overcome adversity in their lives. CASA for Children provides services to more than 1,000 children annually through its CASA advocate program, the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and the Family Matters child visitation and exchange center.

With the help of Ledwell Machinery, Texarkana College and Derksen Portable Buildings, there will be two playhouses on the market this year. This year’s giveaway playhouse will be a cute light green cottage that can be won by simply making a $10 donation. The drawing to announce the playhouse winner will take place during the Operation Playhouse Auction Party on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. There will also be a silent auction for a Texas Ranch Style playhouse, along with other great silent auction items donated from local merchants.

There are over 500,000 children placed in foster care each year due to abuse or neglect. These children deserve to grow up in a loving and nurturing environment and CASA is dedicated to helping speed up their stay in the court system and return them to a safe, loving and permanent home. At any given time, there are 250 – 300 children in the foster care system in Miller and Bowie counties alone. The Operation Playhouse event garners an essential part of the funds needed to support the services CASA, The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and Family Matters provide to these children in eleven counties in northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas.

Operation Playhouse makes a lifelong difference in the lives of children CASA represents and helps stop the cycle of abuse and neglect for generations to come. To get your chance to win a playhouse visit the playhouse display Nov. 10th – 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or online at

Chances can also be purchased online at

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