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SCCC holds Shop with a Hero fundraiser

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The SCCC trivia night fundraiser had five teams competing for bragging rights.
Shari Harris
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Houston Teachers Brett Kelly, Jason Pounds, Randi Wilson 
and Kristin Hart won first place.
South Central Correctional Center hosted a fundraiser for Shop with a Hero Friday evening at the Fox Fire Station in Licking. A trivia night, taco bar, raffles for two quilts and a knife as well as a silent auction drew in funds to help with the Texas County program. SCCC officers organized the event and provided the food; beautiful quilts in the auction and raffle were made by a CO’s wife. SCCC Sgt. Ethridge also created a plaque for the winning team.
Thirty to thirty-five people formed five teams; two were SCCC teams, Sheriff Scott Lindsey had a team, the Sheriff’s Office had a team and a Houston school teachers’ team competed.
The annual Texas County Shop with a Hero Program allows local children referred by the Children’s Division, CASA, school districts, law enforcement, churches or other social service agencies to spend $100 while shopping with either a member of law enforcement, firefighter or a member of emergency services.
                                                                                                                  Photo by Shari Harris
Quilts were raffled and were part of the silent auction at the fundraiser.

The Houston Lions Club is sponsoring the program again this year and several organizations like the SCCC are promoting the program through fundraisers. Event organizer Bennie Cook identifies the total fundraising goal as $10,000.

If you are interested in donating to assist with the program, or would like more information, you may contact Cook at 417-260-2382. Checks can be made payable to the Houston Lions Club c/o Shop with a Hero.

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