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  • CASA of Jackson County will raffle off a 1933 Willys Coupe Saturday, Nov. 2, as a fundraiser to aid in recruitment, training and ongoing support for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
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  • CASA of Jackson County will raffle off a 1933 Willys Coupe Saturday, Nov. 2, as a fundraiser to aid in recruitment, training and ongoing support for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
    CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have come under the care of Child Welfare because of parental abuse and/or neglect.
    The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harry & David Country Village store, 1314 Center Drive, Medford. Participants will have one last chance to purchase raffle tickets and taste wine from Upper Five Vineyard.
    CASA is selling 5,000 tickets for the restored Willys Coupe, which has been appraised at $74,999. Raffle tickets are $10 per ticket or 11 tickets for $100 and can be bought online at jacksoncountycasa.org through noon today or at Harry & David on Saturday. Participants don't need to be present to win.
    The Willys Coupe was donated and restored by Pacific Tool & Gauge with paint and body work by Tommy Carr. The hot rod has custom leather interior, tilt wheel, power windows, automatic transmission with floor shifter and new rebuilt 454 V-8 engine.
    Registration for The Salvation Army's holiday assistance program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12-13 and Dec. 2-4, and from 3 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 and Dec. 5-6.
    The sign-up location is at The Salvation Army Church, 304 Beatty St., Medford.
    The Army's holiday program includes food for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and toys for children 12 and younger.
    Applicants should bring identification for all family members, along with proof of residence and income verification, including a current pay stub, Social Security award letter, TANF or unemployment printout.
    Oregon Trail cards will not qualify as proof of income.
    Thanksgiving distribution is set for Nov. 26, and Christmas distribution will be held Dec. 20-21. Distribution will be held at 344 Bartlett St., in a former Lithia office building at the corner of Third and Bartlett streets in Medford.
    For more, call 541-773-6965.
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