This year, justice will be served with a twist.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Hunt County will be hosting the annual “Justice is Served” fundraising dinner on Nov. 3, along with the usual silent and live auctions. The silent auction will feature a “Deal Or No Deal”-style variation, according to CASA executive director Celeste Prather.

“We will have theme-based booths,” Prather said. The booths — ranging from “Golf Anyone?” to “Ladies Only” to “Honey Do” — will be filled with donated items relating to the theme and each will be accompanied by a series of envelopes for sale with various money values inside.

“For each booth, there will be an envelope with a winner for the whole booth,” Prather said. “They will be buying a chance to win everything in the booth.”

The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 6 p.m. at The Attic, 5605 Sayle Street in Greenville. Tickets are $10 per person.

During the Justice is Served dinner, local judges, attorneys, law enforcement officers and other dignitaries act as honorary chefs and wait on guests while wearing aprons decorated by the foster children of Hunt County. The aprons are sold during a live auction following the dinner.

In addition to the aprons, local foster children have also decorated flower pots, a watering can, a quilt, golf shirts and more which will be up for bid.

“They are all hand-painted,” Prather said.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges in district courts who are hearing cases regarding allegations of child abuse and neglect. The appointees are assigned to meet and visit with the children and to act on their behalf when it comes time for the cases to go to court.

CASA was established in Hunt County in 2000 and is one of more than 900 such agencies across the United States.

Those wanting more information about CASA or the dinner and auction can contact Prather at 903-450-5579 or 903-450-4410.

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