Supporters and volunteers attended the annual kickoff party for Cottages for Court Appointed Special Advocates playhouse raffle Aug. 24 at Destrehan Plantation’s Mule Barn.

This year’s raffle will feature two custom-designed playhouses and a seven-night beach cottage stay, a news release from Child Advocacy Services said.

More than 240 people filled the barn and enjoyed food, music and auctions, the release said. Community partners, sponsors and supporters viewed the new playhouse designs that were revealed during the event. Attendees supported CAS’s mission to give voice, healing and security to children in need throughout the agency’s 10-parish region, the release said. The CASA program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as powerful voices for children.

The themes for the playhouses came directly from children in the community. One playhouse, designed by Scariono and Martinez Architects, will be called Climb Aboard and will be built by Fakouri Construction with supplies provided by Stine Lumber. The second cottage, named Double Decker, was designed by the architectural design firm Holly & Smith. It will be built through partnerships with Farm Bureau Insurance, Alack Refrigeration and Amar Oil Company. The supplies will be donated by Gabriel Building Supply.

Tickets are available at or by contacting Community Outreach Director Ginger Cangelosi at (800) 798-1575. The drawing will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 19.

Cottages for CASA generates public awareness and funding for CAS. CAS provides help to children and families in Ascension, Assumption, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John and Tangipahoa parishes, the release said.