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Street festival will benefit Humane Society Animal Shelter

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

A street festival to raise money for the Clay County Humane Society will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

The event will be on Church Street, one block north of National Avenue.

A bake sale will last from 9 a.m. to noon, and a cutest pet contest will begin at noon. The day's festivities will last until about 5 p.m. Food and drinks will be available.

At 1 p.m., a poster contest will feature the artwork of fifth-graders from area elementary schools. The children must be present to win. At 2 p.m., an auction of Larry Bird prints and many other items and packages will be up for bid.

Activities taking place throughout the day include face painting and balloons for children as well as music for entertainment and dancing by D-Railed, an Indianapolis band. A photographer will be on hand to document the day. A flea market and craft show will offer opportunities to browse.

A shot clinic will be available with a local veterinarian for those pet owners who missed the clinic in May. The prices will be $7 per shot.

Pets will be available for adoption. Some have been with the shelter an extended period of time. Roxanna Tisdale, Clay Humane Society Board Secretary, said kittens and puppies will be there as well as older animals.

"Usually older dogs are the hardest to move," she said. "Shelter animals make the best pets."

A $100 donation to the animal shelter from FTC Technology will be made when anyone signs up for Dish Network by calling 1-888-4-A-DISH-NOW and us-ing the code name "Clay Humane".

"They are the ones who are supporting the band that will be there," said Tisdale, who explained that the shelter must also pay for animals' medical expenses in addition to food and housing. "The money we're raising is going to go toward feeding the animals and buying supplies, not salaries."

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or a member of the Clay County Humane Society will be able to get further information by asking those working at the street festival. Interested persons can also attend the open meeting of the Board, which meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the shelter on White Rock Road in Brazil. Those with questions may call Tisdale at 443-1034.

The event is in conjunction with The Brazil Times Antique Car Show.

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