November started out with the Jefferson Holiday Market. We had our table of wares and spent a lot of time talking to the attendees. It was surprising to me the number of Jackson County citizens that don’t know about the current “situation” with animal services in our county. It reinforced the idea that we need to spend more time educating the citizens on the lack and need of shelter services. I will be looking out for any opportunities to spread our message!
That same weekend we had a Wine Tasting donor event at one of our board member’s home. It was a lot of fun and brought in over $250 for the RTW campaign. We had about 20 ladies and each brought a bottle of wine for everyone to taste! It was a great excuse to get together and have a great time. Don’t you want to host a party like this?
The Gold Party was a huge success! I would like to say thank you to Leonard and Walter of Tri-County Gold and Silver in Hoschton. Our attendees were walking away with big checks (some over $1,000!) and these resulted in big profits for HSJC. To-date, Tri-County has donated $960 to HSJC! I say “to-date” because you can still take any old gold or silver to their store, tell them we sent you, and they will make another donation to us.
After attending the Atlanta Pet Expo and the Braselton Holiday Festival, we wrapped up November with Pictures with Santa at PetSense in Commerce. I always love seeing the different dogs and their owners. Tracy aka Mrs. Claus from Doggie Stylers’ Pet Grooming in Jefferson was on hand for any “hair emergencies” and Karen from Karen Ginn Photography photographed over 17 “children.” I was the only one who brought a two-legged child. You can see her picture below. I think it’s safe to say she wasn’t too happy.
I think that wraps up November! I’m looking for December activities – if you are having a holiday party and would be gracious enough to let me come and speak about the shelter project, you have an easy “donor event” that helps raise the woof! Thanks for reading the blog and your interest in the shelter project. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!