Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center


RIfles, Racks, & Deer Tracks returns Saturday

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Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center Outreach Coordinator Kaylee Gaines distributes Rifles, Racks, and Deer Tracks commemorative cups and koozies to guests at last year's event. This year's fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes, and all proceeds will go towards the HCCAC and their efforts to support area children who are victims of abuse and neglect.






Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Staff at the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center in Burnet are gearing up for the return of one of their most popular fundraisers this Saturday, Oct. 26.

The sixth annual Rifles, Racks, and Deer Tracks fundraiser has grown each year since its first event, and, along with the annual Designer Purse Bingo, continues to support the HCCAC's operations financially and through community support.

“The HCCAC's fundraisers are a tremendous benefit for the center,” Executive Director Ken Nikel said. “Last year, the net proceeds from both Rifles, Racks, and Deer Tracks and Designer Purse Bingo covered the cost of two employees in 2019. We are grateful for the generosity of the Hill Country Community.”


HCCAC, law enforcement heroes to area children

Something as simple as taking a moment for a conversation with a child can make a world of difference in that child’s life. Children are special little people and need to be treated as such; they need to know they are important and we as a society need to help them realize this by taking the time to show them how much they mean to us.

I built strong bonds with many children throughout seven years working in the childcare field and learned so much about their little minds in that time.


Sending wishes to heaven

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin


Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center workers light blue pieces of tissue paper, each with a wish from an adult for a child written on it, during a rally at the Burnet County Courthouse Tuesday. The charred remains of paper float up like a wish going to heaven. This replaces the traditional April balloon launch as it is more environmentally friendly.


County recognizes Child Abuse Awareness Month

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin


Burnet County Commissioners welcomed representatives from CASA, Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and the Burnet County Child Welfare Board to the Courthouse for a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.


Protecting Burnet County kids is everyone's job

By Caroline Ragsdill


Burnet County Child Welfare Board

Members of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center, and CASA of the Highland Lakes will join together in kicking off Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month this week.

The BCWB, HCCAC, and CASA invite the community to witness a reading of a Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month at Commissioners court Tuesday, April 9 at 9 a.m. at the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 South Pierce Street, Burnet, followed by a balloon release on the courthouse lawn to honor child abuse victims.

While it is good to bring awareness during April, child abuse is with us every day of every year, and we as a community need to be aware of the problem and take action when needed. We probably all have childhood memories of holding a pinwheel out the car window to let it spin in the wind.


RR&DT finds new venue for October

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center's fundraising banquet, Rifles, Racks, and Deer Tracks, will make a comeback for its fifth year on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year, the event will see a change of venue, as it moves from its usual location at the Freedom Flyers Hangar to the YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet.

Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, and silent and live auctions while they enjoy a night out with their community as they come together to celebrate the HCCAC and its service to Burnet and surrounding counties.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the HCCAC, which serves abused and neglected children and their caregivers in Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Mason, San Saba, and Lampasas counties. The organization has been making a difference in the lives of children and families since 1992 and continues to make children's safety its number one priority.

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