Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative to present East Texas CASA with $3300 donation
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LONGVIEW, Texas --- Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative (URECC) held a Creating for a

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 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
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