Open house slated for 4-7 p.m. Dec. 12

The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center (Gingerbread House) will host its annual open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. The open house will include tours of the facility as well as information about the center. Executive Director…

Marquart joins staff at Gingerbread House

In spite of her youth, the new licensed professional counselor at the Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center exudes a sense of calm and steady purpose that goes well with the welcome she said she felt immediately when she first visited…

CACs of Texas urges Texans to remain vigilant in the summer months

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas offers this reminder about the potential for child abuse during the summer months: Teachers and other school professionals serve as an important first line of defense in the battle against child abuse. In…

Rotary Club makes donation to the Gingerbread House

Every April, Rotarian John Hamilton initiates a drive for stuffed teddy bears/animals. "April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and we gather teddy bears for a month. They are then delivered to the Children's Advocacy Center," Hamilton said. April…

Blue Knights make donation

Blue Knights, Texas XXI, recently presented a $5,000 check to Gingerbread House Executive Director John Wyckoff and Board President Brad Shotts. The money represents proceeds from the Blue Knights' third annual benefit golf tournament. From…

Blue Knights raise funds for Gingerbread House

Members of the Blue Knights, Texas XXI, based in Waxahachie, have always had a heart for the Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center, whose goal is “to optimize the investigative and prosecution process; provide quality legal, psychological,…

A worthy cause

By Ellis County Judge Carol Bush ... Too often we fall victim to the notion that only “important people” leave a mark on society. We question our ability to impact the world around us and sometimes even convince ourselves that being “ordinary”…

Sign up now for the upcoming Blue Knights benefit golf tourney

Members of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will host their third annual golf scramble benefiting the Gingerbread House children's advocacy center on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Old Brickyard in Ferris, Texas. All donations…

The Gingerbread House joins other North Texas children's advocacy centers in raising awareness

The Gingerbread House has joined with the North Texas Children’s Advocacy Centers in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Kaufman, Navarro and Tarrant counties to raise awareness of child abuse during the month of April. April is National…

Charity Extravaganza rescheduled for Saturday, April 13

The Charity Extravaganza has rescheduled the first Charity Bull Shoot of Waxahachie to benefit the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center to Saturday, April 13. Spots are still available to participate in this dart-throwing contest,…

Thank you, everyone, for a successful event!

I want to express my appreciation to the many individuals, companies and organizations who contributed to the success for our 12th annual Chili Cook-Off and Barn Dance held the weekend of Feb. 15-17, 2013, at the Ellis County Youth Expo Center. Many…

Chili Cook-off winner listing

Winners announced during the Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off benefiting the Ellis County Children's Advocacy Center (Gingerbread House). Beans: Jerry Lambert, Corsicana David Lefler, Bardwell Kris Hudseth, Garland NOW…