Paws Fur the Holidays!
Saturday, November 14,
Community Center, 1050 N. Orange St.,
Richland Center 10 to 2 p.m.
Join OMHS as we celebrate the 14th annual Paws Fur the Holidays! Many new features are planned that are fun, entertaining, and educational. The Paws Team has put together a very fine schedule for the day. And OMHS is, of course, looking for volunteers for the event, and you can be an important factor in the success and enjoyment of the day.
This event is all about the animals that OMHS has in its care! We must raise money to feed, shelter, provide medical care, and find homes for these deserving and wonderful creatures!
New for Paws: Pets in Costume! Start right now planning your pet's costume for this fun feature. There will be three categories for the judging; dogs, cats, and other pets in wonderful, creative costumes! And extra points will be awarded if the handler (a human) is also in a costume that coordinates with the theme of the pet. So you and your pet should start thinking right now about this special featured appearance! The cost of entry in the contest is $5. The First Place winners in each category will receive a plaque and appropriate food and treats, but we know that all pets are winners, so treats, coupons, and collars will be given to all participants.
New for Paws: Sweet Walk! Mmmm…homemade candies, cookies, kolachy, bars, scones, biscotti, krumkake, rosettes will be the featured treats in the walk. Buy a cute paw print box for $10.00, walk around the Sweet Walk tables, and select the items you want. You will more than get your money's worth! For sanitary safety, plastic gloves will be given to each person who buys a box. Pease bring out those great candy and other delightful recipes, and begin planning your contribution for this new feature. Or just be a buyer! We need you either way you can participate. OR be a sweet creator and a buyer!
New for Paws: Vendors! The Paws Team is offering vendor space at the event for a cost of $25! Booth space is 10'x10', and we supply two tables and two chairs. We have 10 vendor booths already spoken for and could accommodate 5 more. Craftsmen and business folks who would like to apply for a booth should call 608-647-6453 or email email@example.com and a vendor form will be sent to you.
New for Paws: Santa Paws Tree! A tree decorated with handmade ornaments with photos of cats and dogs will be prepared by Jeannnie Coppernoll and Sierra Tiegs. The ornaments can be picked off the tree by people who would like to give a practical gift for OMHS animals. The reverse side of the ornament will have a suggestion of a low cost gift appropriate for a cat, kitten, dog, or pup. The gifts can be brought to Shireman Veterinary Clinic or the Richland Veterinary Service on or before December 31. OMHS will have a special box at each veterinary clinic for the gifts. Be certain to include your name with the gift! Of course, a monetary gift is always appropriate for OMHS animals… online or by check or cash.
Schedule for Paws Fur the Holidays…
10 a.m…. doors open for the event. You will be greeted at the door and will receive a program for the day and, if there is room on the page, a menu.
10:30 a.m… Jeannie Coppernoll will moderate a “Pet Gab Session” in the Meeting Room. Jeannie will invite you to contribute info about your pet that will be of interest to the group… a behavioral situation, a medical situation, or other pet info that could be help to someone else. This is not a vet session… just gabbing about our pets in a positive way.
11:15 a.m. … Gary Garbe, dog trainer and teacher, and Tucker, dog extraordinaire, will present a program entitled “ Dogs; What We Know and What We Think We Know.” This is a great opportunity to rethink your wonderful pet… dogs are so incredible! You will thoroughly enjoy Gary and Tucker.
Grand and Glorious Food Stand... opens at 10 a.m. with a super menu of pulled pork sandwiches, homemade coleslaw, vegetarian chili, homemade ground beef chili, veggie packs, pie, ice cream, soda, water, chips. We have the foods to satisfy your Paws palette!
PieNation… Homemade whole pies and half pies for sale! $12 for a entire pie and $6 for a half pie. Pie bakers, let's amaze folks with a wonderful selection of pies. Everyone loves pie!
Pet Portraits… Professional photographer Mandy Kellogg will capture your pet and you in two fine photos. Mandy will edit the photos and you can download them for your use or you can order inexpensive prints from her. The charge is $15 for two professionally edited photos. Directions for downloading will be ready for you.
Silent Auction… Always a popular feature at Paws, we anticipate up to 24 select items for the auction. Minimum bids begin at $5 with $1 increments as the bidding gets hot! If you would like to donate an item worth at least $25, please call 608-647-6453, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register the item(s). Items will be accepted for the Silent Auction only until November 5 so that bidding sheets can be prepared. Items will be featured on line by November 5 or before. Stay tuned for photos!
OMHS Tee and Sweatshirts for sale… show your pride and support of OMHS with a tee shirt or sweatshirt. Many colors available. OMHS Memberships… November is membership month, and Paws if an appropriate and convenient occasion to renew your support for the work of OMHS.
Perhaps your membership has lapsed or your have not had the opportunity to become a member. Well, Paws Fur the Holidays is the time and place!
Buy a shirt or renew membership or become a new member and have the opportunity to “litterbox dive!” A clean litterbox, clean litter, and a clean scoop and you are ready to take the plunge! Dive in and see what fabulous prize you come up with!
The “litterbox dive” arena will be located between the membership table and tee shirt table.
How can you help?
We need volunteer help with the following:
Set up crew: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Four people.
Treat Walk: Help set up the display of goods on tables; cashiers also needed. (two hour shifts).
Greeters: Volunteer for 1 or two hours. Meet folks and give the handouts to the visitors.
Pie bakers: We need pies from our wonderful OMHS bakers! We would like to have 10 whole pies for sale and 20 half pies to offer for sale. Can you help?
Clean up crew: Sweep and take out trash, put tables and chairs into storage. Put Meeting Room tables and chairs back in order. Help vendors load up. Help photographer load up her equipment. Four or five people.
Pets in Costume… Assist setting up the feature area. Help the pet owners get the pets ready, if necessary.
Please call 608.647.6453 or email email@example.com with your offer to donate or help at Paws!
Recycle ink cartridges and cell phones at Paws Fur the Holidays. Bring them to the Membership table.