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STAR Republican Women offering program on CASA, children in foster care Feb. 19

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE

HORSESHOE BAY — A presentation on CASA and children in foster care is Feb. 19 when the STAR Republican Women meet at Quail Point Lodge.

The program, “Making a Difference: What CASA Does for our Children in Foster Care,” will be presented by Executive Director Sue Thornton and advocate coordinator Galyn Woerner of CASA for the Highland Lakes Area.

A light lunch is 12:30-1 p.m. with the program following at the lodge, 107 Twilight off Red Sail. The public is invited.

For more than 22 years, the local Court Appointed Special Advocates group has provided an advocate to children who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services due to abuse or neglect and placed into foster care. The Highland Lakes group serves children in Burnet, Blanco, Lampasas, Llano and San Saba counties.

The Republican group’s Caring for America Committee is beginning the new year with a project supporting local organizations whose mission it is to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.

At the Feb. 19 meeting, the group will accept donations for CASA in the form of gift cards of $25 or less or cash.

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