The Humane Society of Jackson County held the annual Fashion Show, Champagne Brunch, and Silent Auction event, Mimosas for Mutts, on Saturday.  This was the first year that it was held at Chateau Elan. The pavilion was beautifully decorated with flower arrangements, a runway for the models, and lots of silent auction items. Ritzi’s Reruns provided the clothes for the models and that was so much fun because that was such a wide variety of pieces. As far as actual numbers for the whole event, I can’t report on the earnings, but I do want to tell you about something special for the Raise the Woof campaign.

I had envelopes printed that look a lot like church offering envelopes, but they are much cuter with the Raise the Woof logo on the back. I had to stand up and speak about the shelter campaign, introduce the Urban Design Group table, and then ask for donations for the shelter. I was especially nervous though! This was the first time I was actually asking for donations and it was quite a large crowd. I am usually fine speaking about the Humane Society, but it was a tough day! Anyway, I’m up on stage and I asked people to fill out their envelopes so that we could have an “offering” for the shelter. Then, with the help of several other people who walked around the room, the envelopes were collected in dog bowls. It was a success! We collected $1361 in cash and checks PLUS $1480 in credit cards and pledges!

Next time I get up and ask for donations, I have a great experience to remember from Mimosas for Mutts! So, I just want to say “thank you” to everyone who donated to help raise the woof and build my confidence at the same time.

Sounds like we will have a great fall week - I’m looking forward to the BOC meeting tonight where the Master Plan for the land will be presented and hopeful that we are closer in our quest for a long-term lease of land for the shelter. Thanks for your support and interest in the project. RAISE THE WOOF!!

PS – I need an individual to host a donor dinner or event for December. I have one lined up for October and November. Please let me know if you are interested. These are as simple or fancy as you want to make them. It’s a party that you host and then we come in to tell about the project and ask for support and donations from your guests.  

Family Picture taken at Mimosas for Mutt
From left to right: Me (Claibourne Jordan), Evelyn Sheffield, Christina Karstedt, Cindy Crane


09/26/2012 15:52

will return soon


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