- Pauline Hancock
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with friends or family. The Elk Country Animal Shelter has much to be thankful for as we draw nearer to our goal!
Our Turkey Dinner in Hillman turned out to be a another fantastic event thanks to all the auction donations, the volunteers, and everyone that attended for a great meal (the squash was the big hit again, thanks Karen Fifield!) and to bid on the many very nice auction items, this year turned out to be better than ever bringing in approximately $5,500.00. Attached is the flyer for the Santa pet pictures, plan to attend with your pet, hang up flyers, tell your friends or neighbors, anything to get the word out. This is a very fun event that we all enjoy.
We have sold the Bronco that was donated to us by a very nice lady in California that has a vacation place in Canada Creek, the sale of this almost vintage Bronco brought us just over $500.00 to go towards the building.
We had a booth at the Atlanta Band Boosters Bazaar which brought in right around $388.00, we had many visitors at our booth, made some new friends (even had the pleasure of meeting the lady that donated the Bronco), sold many dog coats that Pat Crawford tirelessly makes for us.
We also have gotten a few checks; a couple from iGive for a total of $119.33, keep this in mind during the holiday shopping days as your purchases can contribute to the spay and neuter fund if you shop through iGive, during the holiday season even if you just visit one of the participating stores it generates $$ for the shelter. A few cartridge checks for a total of $123.25; keep collecting those cartridges, they sure add up for the medical fund for dogs at the kennel. Thank you for all the past collecting and thanks to Carol Young for handling, hauling, packaging and shipping of these messy but valuable cartridges.
Samantha the 13 yr. old yellow lab has found her forever home, she is doing great living with a very nice couple in Lewiston, a beautiful fenced in yard to keep her safe along with her new dog friends that are also very much seniors. Samantha is a very lucky lady indeed.
Cookie the cutie pie that landed in Atlanta from New Orleans, survived hurricane Katrina but almost didn't survive northern Michigan has gotten adopted, she now lives in Atlanta, she also is a lucky dog and found a great home with a fenced yard.
Our annual Christmas party election meeting is coming up Dec. 13, please plan on attending, bring a snack to pass and a wrapped inexpensive gift to pass/auction. As a member your vote counts!
Hope we will see you soon but if you can't have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
Sincerely Pauline Hancock President Elk Country Animal Shelter