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BURNET — Bingo for a Brahmin — or several other designer purses.

The third annual Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center is 2-5 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista in Marble Falls.

For $35, each participant receives 20 cards to play in 20 games. Each Bingo winner gets a designer purse. And after every five games, a door prize will be handed out. The event also features a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Tables of eight are available for $500 each, while event sponsorships are $500 or $1,000.

Proceeds help the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, which was created to assist children and families affected by sexual abuse through education and intervention. In 2013, which is the most up-to-date data available, the center served 1,117 children and non-offending family members.

“Most people in this area know what we do and how we do it,” said Doris Graeter, the center’s program development director.

That’s why the event already has 325 players, and Graeter believes it will draw more. The goal is to have about 400 participants with the event raising at least $30,000.

“I think we’ll do it,” Graeter said.

And though Bingo winners receive a purse, it’s not just for women.

“If (men) would like to play, we’d love to have them,” she said with a smile, noting Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson and Burnet County Pct. 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter, her husband, are volunteering to help during the event.

Go to to sign up to play, or call Graeter at (512) 756-2607 to reserve a table or purchase an event sponsorship.


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