Three custom-built children’s playhouses were sold during a live auction at The Woodlands Mall Courtyard on September 13 for the “Casas for CASA: Parade of Playhouses” program, raising over $2,600 to benefit CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County and the abused and neglected children their volunteers support.
An auction preview extravaganza began at 2:00 pm and featured complimentary food and beverages courtesy of Brio and live entertainment by The Powell Brothers. The live auction for the three playhouses followed at 3:00 pm with Ray Burgess serving as auctioneer.
The Casas for CASA Parade of Playhouses was a popular community event during the 1990’s, and the volunteer group, Young Professionals for CASA, a fundraising and friend-raising arm of CASA, was eager to bring this successful program back into action. “We kept hearing what a memorable and rewarding event this was,” says Blake Myers, Young Professionals for CASA Fundraising Chair, “so we jumped at the chance to bring it back to help raise funds in support of the work that Advocates do to speak up for abused and neglected children.”
The three playhouses were constructed, decorated and donated by students from Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. Horacio Elizondo and Bobby Strahan with H&E Equipment Services donated the use of a forklift for movement of the playhouses, Straight Shooter Transport helped with transportation of the playhouses to the mall, and TETRA Technologies, Inc. provided use of one of their warehouses for storage prior to the houses going on display at the mall.
For more information about “Casas for CASA: Parade of Playhouses” or CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, please email Info@CASASpeaks4Kids.com or call (936) 441-5437.