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Calendars, cards, tickets bring ‘brisk sales’ for Humane Society

Fundraisers continue to help in filling the Butler County Humane Society’s coffers as the holiday season approaches.

Treasurer Brenda Whitney reported 182 calendars have already been pre-ordered.

The 2010 calendars, which feature photos submitted by more than 75 local pet lovers, will be sold at The Pineapple and Grayson’s for $10 each and should be ready by the first of December, Morton reported.

Another fundraiser, the Auburn/Alabama ticket raffle has enjoyed “brisk sales,” Morton said.

Raffle ticket sales brought in $460 at member Margaret Poole’s restaurant, the Smokehouse. Raffle tickets, which are available at $10 each, can be purchased from Humane Society members through November 23. The winner will be drawn on November 24.

While Old Time Farm Day proved to a “lousy” weather day with no adoptions of homeless animals taking place, an attendee, Reyn Heartsill of Montgomery, made good on his promise to send a donation. “He sent us a check for $250 for use for food and vaccines for shelter animals,” Morton said.

An additional $185 was made from the sale of gifts and goodies at the OTFD booth.

Guest Diane Carlson drew tickets at the meeting for three BCHS gift basket raffles.

Brenda Norman won the gift basket from The Pineapple; Pat Small, the basket at Watson’s and Angela Rogers won the basket featured at the Co-op.

Another holiday fundraiser is currently underway: the sale of limited edition recycled Christmas cards created by member Olga Morton with the assistance of Camellia Printing. The cards can be found at Grayson’s of Greenville with all proceeds going to the Second Chance no-kill Shelter project. The cards, which largely feature animals in the artwork, come in a variety of sizes and price points.

New officers were also approved for the 2010 calendar year at the meeting. Herbert Morton will again serve as president; Kandys Killough, vice-president; Angie Long, recording secretary; Meredith Mann, treasurer and Priscilla Davis, advisor.

The BCHS will next meet at 1 p.m., December 9 at The Chef’s Table. All those interested in animal welfare are welcome to attend.