Organizers for Saturday's Clay County Humane Society's "Partner-N-Paws Radio-thon" fundraiser at the Brazil National Guard Armory have planned several fun and inexpensive activities for families to participate in and raise money for a good cause.
"It's going to be a full day of fun," Director Michael Sorrels told The Brazil Times about the event which starts at noon.
The Crock 92.7 FM radio station is providing free entertainment during the telethon that will have several volunteer operators available to accept pledges from people who call 446-5126.
The goal is to get 500 partners who will agree to pledge $10 a month for a year (or make a one-time donation of $120) to support the shelter during these difficult economic times.
"We'd be good as gold if we reached the target goal of $60,000," Sorrels said. "We could take care of all the animals without any problems. But, in all honesty, any amount will be greatly appreciated."
Sorrels explained pledges and donations could be automatically charged to a debit/credit card or bank account during the fundraising event. There will also be various incentive gifts for donations, like food, animal care, entertainment, auto care and much more.
However, that's not the only way to help support the shelter Saturday.
"There are going to be bouncers and a kids' carnival from noon-4 p.m.," Sorrels said, adding that children could play in the carnival area at a cost of $10 for four hours or two hours for $5.
"It will be something inexpensive for families to do during spring break," Sorrels said.
The aroma of a spaghetti dinner will fill the air at 4 p.m. The fundraiser dinner includes garlic bread, salad and tea or coffee. Soft drinks and dessert will also be available for an additional cost.
At the same time, people will also be able to place bids in a silent auction. Various items include rounds of golf, tickets at Beef and Boards Theatre in Indianapolis, Longaberger baskets, flower arrangements, John Deere Tractor memorabilia and gift certificates for dinner for two at several local restaurants along with many more items.
"We currently have raised $1,000 to start the telethon off Saturday at noon, but we're hoping for more," Sorrels said. "Let's make this the best day the shelter has ever had. With (the public's) help, anything is possible."
For more information, to make a donation or volunteer to help during the event, contact the Clay County Humane Society Shelter at 446-5126.
How To Help
Operators will be available Saturday to accept pledges from people who want to participate in the Clay County Humane Society's "Partner-N-Paws Radio-thon."
Between noon-8 p.m., people can contact 446-5126 to make arrangements for their pledges or donations to be automatically charged to a debit/credit card or bank account.