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Cranford Couple to Donate Custom Playhouse to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County

Architect rendering of the CASA playhouse being built and donated by Anthony and Lisa Carbone and their firm, TimberRidge Construction in Cranford. Credits: CASA

ELIZABETH, NJ – Two Cranford residents will donate a custom, full-sized playhouse for live auction at an annual gala for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Union County (CASA), according to a press release from the organization.

Anthony and Lisa Carbone, owners of TimberRidge Construction, have worked with their business to donate the playhouse for the fundraiser gala, according to the press release.

“Both Anthony and I have been familiar with the great work of CASA of Union County since we moved to Cranford in 2007,” Lisa Carbone said in the press release. “Any organization centered around a child’s best interest will always pull at our heartstrings. I personally am in awe of the unwavering passion and countless hours these volunteers put in to ensure the youth of Union County have a voice while in foster care.”

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The couple worked with Kenneth Abrams to design the special playhouse. It will be a featured item for the organization’s largest fundraiser, according to the press release.

“I am thrilled the Carbones have taken on this exciting project,” Marla Higginbotham, Executive Director of CASA, said in the press release. “It was fun to see what they came up with and I can’t wait to see their talented team bring it to life. CASA of Union County is so lucky to have the support of such passionate and generous local businesses like TimberRidge Construction.”

The gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. Proceeds benefit CASA, which recruits, trains, supervises and supports volunteers who advocate for clidren placed in foster homes or residential facilities. Nearly 600 Union County children are in care. For tickets to the event, call Lauri Masur at 973-696-3783.

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