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Join us for our annual Open House on Thursday, April 3

The Gingerbread House children's advocacy center will host its annual Open House to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 3. The community is invited to visit the center, located at 425 E. Ross…

Blue Knights benefit golf tourney slated for April 28

Save the date! Blue Knights – Texas XXI will host their 2014 Golf Scramble benefiting the Gingerbread House on April 28. Entry fee is $70 per player; a team of four with payment is $250. Fee includes lunch and goodie bag. Sponsorship opportunities…

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13th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance slated for Feb. 14-16

Plans are well under way for the 13th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance, slated for Feb. 14-16 at the Ellis County Expo Center, U.S. Highway 287 North, Waxahachie. Join us for three days of CASI-sanctioned chili competition (Friday-Sunday),…

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”…