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The Argyle Community Civic League, Inc. (CCL) is made up of women who want to help children in need in their community.

The CCL, founded in 1998 as a non-profit, non-political, and non-sectarian organization in Argyle, provides financial support to school age children and elderly through programs within the area, according to Shantel Day, the organization’s president.

They are known for organizing the Back to School campaign which provides school supplies, backpacks, and clothes to children who otherwise could not afford those items.  They also coordinate the Argyle Angel Tree program.

CCL Vice President and Angel Tree Coordinator, Sherry Cargile, said that she joined CCL two years ago after attending the Angel Tree Fundraiser Dinner that was held at Argyle High School.

“I had no idea who they were or what they did,” said Cargile. “At the dinner I learned that right here in my own community there were several families in need.  In a community such as Argyle I was shocked at the number of families that needed assistance.”

Cargile, who grew up in similar circumstances, knew what it felt like. She was compelled to help and dove right in.

Day said that last year the organization served 76 kids in the community.

CCL will hold a Tour of Homes fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, September 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. The Argyle Student Council is teaming up with CCL and will sell tickets for $10 each.

This event will allow people to tour some of the most beautiful homes in Argyle and raise money for a great cause at the same time. For more information on how to get involved with the Tour of Homes, contact Marlene Tackett at 940-391-0527 or marlenertackett@aol.com.

Anyone interested in joining CCL is invited to attend one of their monthly meetings held in the Northstar Bank Community Room in Argyle the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about membership, email Shannon Blakely at sblakeley@yahoo.com.

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