CASA hosting kids art contest

E-T staff report

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for the Cross Timbers Area is looking for artwork to feature on its upcoming fundraising campaign and needs a little help from the area's youth.

The organization is hosting its inaugural kids art contest for Open Your Heart.

Submissions will be accepted from children in kindergarten through sixth grade through March 5.

The winner of the contest will receive a $100 gift card.

To enter:

• visit

• download the flyer and have a parent/guardian fill it out

• create an original piece of art with the theme of "giving," "love," "family."

• send your artwork with entry to CASA office

Entries can be dropped off at the CASA office, 1385 N. Graham St. in Stephenville, or mailed to PO Box 1181, Stephenville, TX 76401.

According to its website: "The mission of CASA for the Cross Timbers Area is to ensure that abused and neglected children secure a permanent, nurturing environment, while working to meet the ongoing needs of the whole child. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of these children in the court system."

For more information, call the CASA office at (254) 965-6610.