By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – The Tyler County Child Welfare Board is hosting its annual Adopt an Angel Holiday Tea and Purse Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12.
This year, the event will be in-person, for the purse auction. It will take place at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church from 10 a.m. to noon.
The purses up for auction are filled with goodies and donated from area businesses and individuals.
All funds raised from the event go toward the Christmas “Adopt an Angel” program and other Child Welfare Board projects. The silent auction begins at 10 a.m. and the live auction will begin at 11 a.m. for selected purses. Tickets are $5.
The deadline for families to apply to the “Adopt and Angel” program is Nov. 21. According to Kathy Harris, who coordinates the program, if anyone’s children will not have Christmas this year, they are eligible for assistance through the program.
The program works with other social services agencies, along with area schools and churches to help provide Christmas to those in need. Applications will be taken at the Justice of the Peace office located at 203 West Dogwood in Woodville on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Applications will be taken at the Juvenile Probation Office, located at 100 West Bluff, inside of the Tyler County Courthouse on Nov. 10, 17, 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Satuday Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Lakeside Apostolic Church in Town Bluff. It is eligible for children up to 15 years of age.
Documentation must be provided to prove income within the past 30 days along with identification and proof of residency.