Constables raising funds to help children

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/23/17

The Walker County Constables Association is holding a fundraiser to help local children have a better Christmas.

Charles Harper, a member of the association, said they teamed up with co-sponsor Bill Adair, Walker County’s district attorney, …

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Constables raising funds to help children

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The Walker County Constables Association is holding a fundraiser to help local children have a better Christmas.

Charles Harper, a member of the association, said they teamed up with co-sponsor Bill Adair, Walker County’s district attorney, almost three years ago to sponsor children through the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center at Christmas.

“We asked [Adair] what we could do to help and he told us this program needs help. He introduced us to the director and from there it went,” Harper explained.

Harper and other members of the constables association are selling $10 raffle tickets to raise money, with the raffle being held on Nov. 27 and the money going towards providing local children with Christmas dinner and presents.

“It’s something we enjoy doing, especially since it’s for the betterment of children,” Harper said.

Last year, the constables association was able to help 25 children. The gifts included bicycles, toys and clothing. Harper said the gifts depended on the children’s ages and needs.

The raffle, which will take place at Moore’s Landing in Jasper on Nov. 27, has a $400 pre-paid gift card as the grand prize. Gift cards to local restaurants and stores as well as gift certificates for oil changes, among other things, will be given out as secondary prizes.

Harper said that the constables want to eventually be able to expand the program and help more Walker County children in need.

Those interested in obtaining a raffle ticket can purchase them from any member of the Walker County Constables Association. Anyone wanting to donate a gift for children ages 9 months to 12 years old can drop them off at Ladybug’s Bakery and Deli in Jasper prior to Nov. 27.

For more information, contact Harper at 205-544-8784.