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CPS board, volunteers serve it up for the kids

Group raises $680 for county’s foster children
By MARIE BAKKEN Reporter Staff Writer
Members of the Milam County Child Protective Services Welfare Board and volunteers took orders, served meals, bussed tables and filled drinks at The Ranch on Saturday evening and all for a good cause.

Milam County CPS Welfare Board members and volunteers working for tips at The Ranch Saturday were (front row, l–r) Vicki Goza, Paula Phillips, Martha Melton, (middle row) Jennifer Brodrick, Bobbie Ranspot, Sondra Andrews, Joyce Dalley, Monique Gebhart, Gracille Lillard, Amanda Stork, Sherri Rhoades, (back row) Jared Brodrick, David Hornung, Andy Andrews, Bob Burnett, Lynn Hornung. Milam County CPS Welfare Board members and volunteers working for tips at The Ranch Saturday were (front row, l–r) Vicki Goza, Paula Phillips, Martha Melton, (middle row) Jennifer Brodrick, Bobbie Ranspot, Sondra Andrews, Joyce Dalley, Monique Gebhart, Gracille Lillard, Amanda Stork, Sherri Rhoades, (back row) Jared Brodrick, David Hornung, Andy Andrews, Bob Burnett, Lynn Hornung. The group was raising funds to help the foster children of Milam County and came out with just over $680.

The CPS board works together to give the foster children from Milam County a better life, board president Sondra Andrews said. The group not only accepts monetary donations, but new items as well.

“Ever y thing we give the kids is new because they’ve suffered enough and we want to put something new in their lives,” Andrews said. Some new items accepted as donations are toys, clothes and diapers.

At left, Gracille Lillard takes an order from Darlene Mantey. Ar right, Vickie Goza awaits some drinks from bartender David Hornung. Bottom left, CPS board president Sondra Andrews and member Joyce Dalley take a break from busing tables. At left, Gracille Lillard takes an order from Darlene Mantey. Ar right, Vickie Goza awaits some drinks from bartender David Hornung. Bottom left, CPS board president Sondra Andrews and member Joyce Dalley take a break from busing tables. The CPS welfare board also helps in providing a Rainbow Room (safe house) for Milam County foster children and also provides those same children with Christmas gifts, a clothing allowance, camps and opportunities all children deserve.

To make a donation to the Milam County CPS board, contact Andrews, 254-697-6849, Geri Burnett, 512-446-5087 or mail it to Milam County CPS Board, PO Box 425, Rockdale TX 76567.
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