Bubbles & Bags: BINGO players open hearts, wallets for victims of child abuse

Rockwall County first responders entertained the crowd and collected tips, benefiting CAC. Detective Phillip Young was crowned King of BINGO.

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 14, 2018) A sold-out crowd packed The Pearl in Royse City Sept. 13 for a wildly successful Bubbles & Bags BINGO event benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County.

Designer purses, including a prized Louis Vuitton handbag, were modeled by Rockwall County first responders who opened the evening with a comedic, choreographed dance routine. (WATCH below!)

CAC is an interagency, multi-disciplinary partnership dedicated to providing intervention, hope, and healing for victims of abuse.  CAC works collaboratively with law enforcement, the Department of Family and Protective Services, the District Attorney’s office, the REACH clinic, and the Rockwall County Sexual Assault Response Team to strengthen the investigation of child abuse case in Rockwall County.

“On behalf of the children and families we serve I am thankful for the support of our community and the incredible turnout! We appreciate all our sponsors,  terrific Emcees—Alma Williams Howard and Joey Wilhoite—and fabulous models. Funds raised will help our ability to instill hope and engage even more children and families in a journey of healing,” said Patricia Mejia, President and CEO of the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County.

Champagne flowed and so did the raffle prizes, thanks to generous sponsors. Special thanks goes to Wendi Conley Team, Louis Vitton Raffle Sponsor; Triple Creek Red Angus, Icon Sponsor; Allegiance Title, Champagne Sponsor; Woody Farm & Resources, Cookie Sponsor; Melissa Markle, Photographer; Inwood Bank, Technology Sponsor.

BINGO sponsors included Dalrock Homes, Williamson Foundation Repair, Atmos Energy, Oncor, Greenville Hyundai, Nissan of Greenville, Blue Ribbon News, The Fite Agency, Top Secret Haircessory, Sabrina’s Flowers, Judy Canterbury, Green Electronic Solutions, Lakeside Allure, Hanby Insurance, Prestige Ford, Mark & Debbie Moeller, Southwest Kia, AMICA, Aurentz Dental, Christian Brothers Automotive, H3 Ranch, Edo Japan, Embrace New Life, 1st Choice Insurance, F45 Training, My Kids Mouth Dental, Racquet & Jog, Republic Title, Rockwall Women’s League, Shenaniganz, Soroptimist, Southern Sugar Bakery, and The Bizz Fizz.

Jennifer Drake, local Realtor, wins the final prize of the evening – a coveted Louis Vuitton handbag.
Brenda Kendall won the Blue Ribbon News-sponsored purse.

Kasey Hogland led the Bubbles & Bags Committee, assisted by Mary Bierds, Michelle Collins, Wendi Conley Jenessia Cunningham, Michel Garrison, Kacey Harlan, Susan Huston, Cindy Lindley, Susan Lu, Leslie Moller, Heather Nichols, and Brooke Rogers.

“Models” included Rockwall County’s finest: Marty Arrowood, Curtis Bennett, Larry Blunt, Keith Bray, Jordan Davenport, Jon Donaldson, Ray Fitzwater, Collin Hartman, Carter Hopkins, Paul Johnson, Randy Jones, Rusty Lambert, Ray Moss, Stephen Nagy, Cameron Parker, Keith Short, James Simmons, Steve Tigert, John Tinsley, Jaime Torrez, and Phillip Young (who was crowned KING of BINGO!)

By Dawn Redig. Photos by Richard Redig, Blue Ribbon News. 

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