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Annual shelter fundraiser event to be held July 26

Published 5:58pm Monday, July 7, 2014

The Chilton County Humane Society’s third annual spaghetti dinner and fundraiser is set for Saturday, July 26 at the Clanton Country Club.

Dinner will start between 6 and 7 p.m. for those dining in.

Carryout plates may be picked up from 5–6 p.m.

Dine-in and carryout dinners are $10 each and include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.

Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door or before the event at the Chilton County Humane Society, Cox Veterinary Hospital and Pet Haven.

“All proceeds go to the shelter and help benefit the animals here at the shelter,” Humane Society Director Jessica Terry said.

Money raised could be used for supplies for the shelter, including cat litter, animal crates, dry puppy and kitten food and laundry detergent.

A social hour will be held from 5–6 p.m. during which guests can speak to Humane Society staff and board members.

Live music will be played during dinner, followed by a live auction at 7 p.m.

The auction will include items local businesses have donated, such as sports memorabilia, furniture and jewelry.

“Last year, we had an autographed Alabama football,” Terry said. “Any kind of items we could get would be greatly appreciated to go in the auction.”

Individuals or businesses interested in donating items for the live auction need to call the shelter at (205) 755-9170 and ask for Terry.

Although she was unsure how much money was raised from the event last year, Terry said she hopes this year’s dinner and auction bring in more people and proceeds.

“If we could raise a minimum of $5,000, that would be wonderful,” Terry said. “It’s actually one of our biggest fundraisers we do each year.”

Terry said those who attend may dress in casual or formal attire.

“They can wear anything,” Terry said. “We do not care.”

Terry said the event sprouted from a group’s idea several years ago to create a fundraiser for the shelter that would reward people for their donations and support.

“People will be donating, but at the same time, they’ll be getting something for their money as well,” Terry said. “It’s one of those things that we’ve tried to keep it going.”

For more information, go by the shelter, located at 139 Shade Tree Drive, or call the shelter at (205) 755-9170.

“It’s a really good family environment,” Terry said of the event. “I just hope everybody comes out. If anything, just get a to-go plate and meet some [shelter] employees.”

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