Aug 2, 2009 – Courtesy of Susan Catton, Fundraising Coordinator for the Pickens Animal Rescue
Pickens Animal Rescue announces their main fundraising event for 2009
Get ready to “Shake Your Paws and Wag Your Tails” at the 3rd Annual FUR BALL Fundraiser being held again at Chattahoochee-Appalachian Technical College, on Saturday, November 7th. This semi-formal gala begins at 6:00pm and includes a Silent Auction, dinner catered by the Woodbridge Inn, “Golden Biscuit Awards” and live music by the Nashville based “Chris Weaver Band”. This event has been a great success and gives our community an opportunity to enjoy themselves while supporting PAR. Whether you are a dog or cat lover, or just want to show your support while enjoying a night out close to home, make plans now to attend this fun and festive evening.
The first Fur Ball in 2007 was established to celebrate the 10 Year Annviversary of Pickens Animal Rescue and to celebrate the lives of thousands of pets that had been saved by the hard work and commitment of this group’s efforts. It was also a great way to thank their supporters who contributed to the success of the organization through their volunteerism and their financial support. The Fur Ball also provided an opportunity to tell the community more about what PAR does and invite their support. We gathered nearly 200 pet lovers in one place, raised funds for the organization and a great time was had by all who attended! Because of the incredible support, the Fur Ball is now an annual event.
The Fur Ball is made possible through Sponsor donations. The fundraising portion of this event comes from having an exciting and successful Silent Auction and by those attending. Go to www.pickensfurball.org to see the 2007 and 2008 Sponsors and event photographs.
“The Fur Ball provides Sponsors an opportunity to show their support for the service that PAR provides to abandoned dogs and cats in our community, while receiving acknowledgement for their donation”, says Susan Catton, Event Coordinator for the 3rd year in a row. “We understand there are multiple opportunities for our local businesses and individuals to donate to other organizations and many receive requests frequently throughout the year. Keeping in mind our current economic condition, we have lowered our Sponsorhip Levels while maintaining and/or increasing the Sponsor benefits from previous years. We are confident that many will find a Sponsor level to fit their donation budget for 2009.” Ticket prices for individuals has remained the same at $75.00 per person. Reduced rates are available for groups reserving tables for 8 or 10 people.
Sponsorship and Silent Auction donations are a great way to market and advertise your business while showing you support for PAR. Not only will you be included in our vast advertising campaign, you will be listed on our website and in our event program. Aproximately 200 “animal loving” people have attended this event each year. To become a Sponsor, contact Susan Catton at 770-894-7037 or ParVolunteer@yahoo.com. To donate Silent Auction items, contact Marilyn Pitts at 678-410-8154 or email@example.com.
Tickets are now available for sale on-line www.pickensfurball.org and at the Rescued Furniture and Thrift Store, 371 N. Main St., Jasper.
More locations will be available soon!
Pickens Animal Rescue (PAR), is a volunteer, not-for-profit 501c3 Georgia Corporation, established in 1997. PAR’s mission is to find good, loving homes for the abandoned and abused animals in our community, and to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. Since 2000, PAR has found new homes for more than 5,800 pets and provided spay/neuter assistance for nearly 7,600 dogs and cats. PAR maintains a 7 acre, 50 dog and 20 cat boarding facility a.k.a. “The Rescue Ranch” in Talking Rock, their “Rescued Furniture and Thrift Store” on N. Main St. in Jasper, and their soon to open “Pickens Animal Wellness” after hours and emergency veternarian clinic. Pickens Animal Rescue is passionate about helping animals in our community. With your help, we’ll continue to successfully care for abandoned dogs and cats in Pickens County in the months and years ahead.
We thank you for your support.
More information is available on their website www.pickensanimalrescue.org.