By Mollie LaSalle
WOODVILLE – The Tyler County Child Welfare Board (CWB) hosted its 15th Annual Holiday Tea and Purse Auction, Saturday, Nov. 11 at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church. There were a myriad of purses to bid on this year, both in the silent auction and live auctions.
Kathy Harris, with the CWB, warmly welcomed everyone, and being that it was Veterans Day, asked all veterans to stand and be recognized.
There were all kinds of door prizes given out to lucky ticket holders, all donated by the community. The board wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous door prizes: Becky Tinsley w/Steel Magnolia, Paula Jones, the Stagecoach Inn, Pizza Hut, Woodville Drug, Terry Allen, Kathy Harris, Family Services of Southeast Texas, Everything U and Syd Callaway.
Auctioneer Jathan Borel took over and with help from some students from Colmesneil ISD, got the live auction started. While the students “modeled” the goods, Borel kept the paddles flying, and when the last purse was bid on, everyone started collecting their rewards. All in all, a good time was had by all in attendance, for a good cause.
The live and silent auctions netted a total of $15,569 this year, according to board member Tina Self. The money raised goes to support foster children in Tyler County as well as the “Adopt an Angel” program.
To inquire about where you can adopt an angel, you can call the juvenile probation office at 409-283-2503, or Tina Self at 409-283-3631.