Cause Fundraiser benefitting East Texas CASA on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. They
invited groups, businesses and individuals to decorate and/or carve a pumpkin and
enter it into their Pumpkin Decorating Contest. URECC Cooperative sold sponsorships,
T-shirts and accepted donations and raised $3300 for East Texas CASA. A check will be
presented to East Texas CASA on November 13th at 11:30 at Upshur Rural Electric
A colorful sugar skull pumpkin won Judge’s Choice and a trio of black pumpkins
decorated as Upshur Manor won the people’s choice award. Several door prizes were
also given and the StreetLicious food truck was onsite to sell gourmet grilled cheese
About Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative
Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative was founded on October 25, 1937. Over the past 75
years, they have strived to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to their memberowners.
URECC currently serves over 45,000 meters covering a ten county area. Visit
their website at urecc.coop for more information about Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative.
About East Texas CASA:
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a
judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court
Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened and highly
trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best
interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one
child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group
the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers
money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon
as possible. For more information about East Texas CASA or becoming a CASA
volunteer, please visit their website www.EastTexasCASA.org.