During the event, Hanks said the fund would recognize and honor donors and present awards to supportive organizations.
“We will be able to make contributions to other nonprofit organizations who deal with the same type issues our organization was created to support,” he said.
Residents wanting to drop off a new blanket or bear can do so at the following locations:
Aaahhsome Salon and Day Spa at 1925 Crockett Rd., Citizen’s National Bank at 207 W. Spring St, Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch & Day Spa at 1730 Crockett Rd., the Palestine Herald-Press at 519 Elm St., or Texas First Title Company at 601 E. Lacy St.
Event sponsors include: Ben E. Keith Beverages, Jacque Johnston – Sussdorf Real Estate, the Palestine Herald Press, Palestine Regional Medical Center, Pumping Services Inc., Red Hat Rentals, Walmart Distribution Centers 6005 and 6036 and the Walmart Foundation.
Tickets to the event will be available until they sell out. Major credit cards are accepted.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Lisa Frye at Texas First Title Co. at 903-723-5393.