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Tis the Season!

The Christmas Party for our CASA kids was a huge success! Thank you to the Burnet County Child Welfare Board and to all of the volunteers and staff that helped to make this event so special for the abused and neglected children that we serve! We had over 100 children and their families attend this year and the kids all had so much fun decorating cookies, playing games, eating snacks, and, of course, visiting with Santa!!!!! For many children that we serve, this is their first actual Christmas experience and I was so blown away at the time and care that all of the volunteers put into making this event the best Christmas Party for our kids!

For most of us, The Holidays are such a joyous time of year! This time of year evokes memories of the past with our loved-ones and helps us to realize how blessed we are. One of my fondest memories as a child at Christmas is getting a batch of homemade cookies from my grandmother, which was always delicately wrapped in a Collin Street Bakery Fruitcake Tin. I am sure that for you, there are fond memories surrounding this time of year as well and I know that our CASA kids now have a Christmas Party to remember and look back on!

For many, this time of year is also a time to reflect not only on the blessings of which you have been bestowed, but on the blessings that you wish to give to others. This year we have been so blessed by many community members who have contacted us with a desire to give to CASA for the benefit of the children we serve. The kindness of the human spirit is truly something of wonder! I am so blessed to work in a profession where I witness, each and every day, people giving of themselves for the benefit of others! It is with a spirit of gratitude that I say to you, “Merry Christmas to you and yours and may your blessings this holiday season be bountiful!”




Kristen K. Harris

Executive Director at CASA for the Highland Lakes Area