Children’s Advocacy Center to Host 5th Annual Bling-O Event

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County is hosting their 5th annual Bling-O Designer Purse Bingo Event on Tuesday, September 11, at The Cascades Golf and Country Club in Tyler with doors opening at 6:00 PM. Through this event, Children’s Advocacy Center hosts 700 women for a ladies-night-out of Bingo played for designer purses. Net proceeds from Bling-O support the children of Smith County and their protective caregivers who have been affected by physical and sexual abuse or those who may have witnessed a crime.

“The event will include 15 rounds of bingo, a silent auction, as well as many additional games, a chance drawing and some special 5th anniversary surprises,” said Jennifer Walsh, who co-chairs the 2018 event with Holli Shull. “The 2017 event sold out quickly with close to 700 people in attendance.”

Sponsorships and tables are now available and spaces are quickly filling up. Reservations may be made by visiting or calling Kaylen Clakley at 903-533-1880. Current sponsors include: Peltier Tyler, Pratt Homes, Austin Bank, American State Bank, Classic Toyota and Mercedes Benz, Dakota’s Chophouse, Tyler Periodontics, Reuland Orthodontics, Wesley Senior Living, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Brady Environmental, Heart to Heart Hospice, Dow Autoplex, Baylor Scott and White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Altra Federal Credit Union, The Judy Kunzman Team at Keller Williams, Howard McKinney Company, Gollob Morgan Peddy, Sleep Medicine Institute, Cozad Insurance and Southside Bank.

The Children’s Advocacy Center is dedicated to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and strives to reduce trauma through a unified effort that facilitates thorough investigations, effective prosecutions and the healing of children and their families.

If you suspect child abuse, please call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or local law enforcement. For more information on the services offered by Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County, please call 903-533-1880.



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