What We’re Thankful For: Williamson County CASA

From L-R, Lindsay Curtis, Sally Mink, Andy Marshall, Jan Marshall, Susan Reinfeldt, Marianne Schroer, Rocklin and Tom Zazzetti

Hip hip hooray! A. Marshall Hospitality  presented a check for $4,800 to the Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Franklin sold 139 raffle tickets while Puckett’s Boat House sold 101 tickets for the organization’s 2018 playhouse. 

Andy and Jan Marshall, along with representatives from each restaurant, presented a check to Marianne Schroer, Executive Director of Williamson County CASA and Director of Development, Susan Reinfeldt.

“Our hearts are with organizations tackling the issues that matter the most in our community, and CASA certainly fits that bill,” Marshall said. “Seeing our restaurants and the community as a whole rally around this fundraiser each year is special, and we’re thankful knowing that these funds will be used to aid children right here in Williamson County.”

CASA is a national organization that advocates for the best interests of children in the judicial system and works with volunteers to provide a permanent home for each one. The nonprofit independently trains its volunteer members to investigate each situation and report findings to the court. In an effort to raise funds each year, the local Williamson County CASA branch sells raffle tickets for a playhouse donated by local partners. Valued at $6,000, this year’s playhouse was designed by Darla Spears and built by Franklin Firefighters’ Charities.

From Aug. 1 to Oct. 26, diners could purchase tickets, typically $20, for just $10 at both restaurants to be entered to win the playhouse. A. Marshall Hospitality, the parent company of Puckett’s, covered the other $10 for each ticket purchased.

For more information about CASA, visit www.williamsoncountycasa.org.