This is the 13-year celebration of Paws Fur the Holidays and the final OMHS fundraising event of 2014. We welcome you to join the fun at the Community Center, 1050 North Orange Street, Richland Center, and to share the joy of pets and people gathering prior to the holiday crush of activities.
The Paws Committee, Carletta Heide, Laura Payne, Sharon Panske, and Judy Quade, have great plans in place for your enjoyment. We encourage you to attend, and, if you would like, to volunteer or donate an item or two we would be grateful.
Meet Our Furry Friends Ready for Adoption: Cats will be ready for interviews for adoption in the Meeting Room. Dogs ready for adoption will be on leash and handled by foster parents or members of the Dog Adoption Committee. Stop in and meet the Cat Adoption Coordinators and the some of the wonderful pets under their care until that perfect household adopts them.
Shoppe 'til You Drop: An area for those special handmade items that you may choose for the holiday gift season… or, perhaps, as a gift for you! Georgia and Susan will be hosting this area assisted by Jeannie. If you have items to donate, please bring them to the Community Center by 8:00 a.m.
Pet Portraits: This is a great photo opp for you and your pets. Images can be placed on disk or flash drive. Sharon Panske is the photographer.
Amazing Bake Sale: Delicious and special are words to describe the array of baked and created goods! Kolache, scones, krumkake, kringle, pies, biscotti, breads, cookies, bars, and treats for dogs are just some of the delicious items you will find. If you are donating a baked or other items, please bring it to the Community Center by 9 a.m. so Becky Schwab can display it on the tables.
Silent Auction: Always a popular feature with quality items to encourage competitive bidding, you can donate an item that is handmade or commercial up to 12 midnight, November 1. Bidding sheets will be prepared November 2. Bidding concludes at 1:15 with the winning bids announced at 1:45. You must be present to claim your item, or ask someone else to pick it up. All items must be paid for the day of the event. Watch the website for photos and a list of Silent Auction items beginning Wednesday, October 29. The listing will grow as more items are donated. Call 608-647-6453 to donate an item,
New this year: Mini Obstacle Course for Dogs is set up outdoors and will include poles, a tunnel, sit box, and a hurdle for people to run their dogs through for fun. (Please no retractable leashes. These could cause problems with controlling multiple dogs in a group. Thank you.)
The Grand and Glorious Food Stand: Features the popular Chicago Dog, chili, chips, soda, and pie. Would you consider baking a pie for the event? Please call 608-647-3461.
Membership, New and Renew: November is membership month for OMHS! Join OMHS at the same membership rates we started with in 2001. Join OMHS at Paws Fur the Holidays. Renew your membership at Paws!
Recycle Cell Phones and Used Ink Cartridges at Paws Fur the Holidays! Package them up right now so you do not forget!
Volunteers Needed: OMHS needs volunteers for a variety of jobs. Please call 608-647-3461 if you can give an hour or two of your time and talent!