Puppy Love Fourth Annual Fundraiser
September 27 6 PM
Orr’s Island Schoolhouse
1600 Harpswell Islands Road
Orr’s Island ME 04066
August 30, 2014
Hello Adopters, Friends and Supporters of Puppy Love,
Our fourth anniversary is fast upon us. Beyond our wildest dreams, we are happy to report that nearly 700 dogs, (686 to be exact) have traveled the 2,000 miles from Louisiana to forever homes in Maine and surrounding areas. The adoption network spreads from the northern reaches of New Jersey to southern areas of Canada. We have alumni in DC, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. Thank you all for making this possible.
The annual fundraiser is our primary mechanism to raise funds, celebrate our success and have some fun. A buffet dinner will feature delicious hot foods, including authentic Cajun gumbo that Rocky will be cooking. Ms. Rita, the director of the Humane Society of Western Louisiana, will be attending this year. The Holy Mackerels are returning from Boothbay, and will play an eclectic blend of acoustic music.
We valued the feedback from last year, and promise more seating space, more auction space and more silent auction items – we already have over 140 incredible donations. They include passes to Disney World and lodging in Orlando, tickets to New England attractions, a variety of gift certificates and, of course, items for your fur family.
This year’s silent auction will post some items to our Facebook event page. These will feature items that can be accessed online or can be easily mailed. To bid on an item posted on the event page, you can comment to the post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update the highest bid each day. Facebook bidding will close on Wednesday, September 24, at midnight. This will allow us time to prepare the bid sheets for the live auction on September 27th. There is also a Buy It Now option. The Buy It Now price for items is the face value of the item.
Larger items, such as gift baskets and merchandise, will only be available at the live event. Auction items will be added as they come in so be sure to check the site for new items. Donations to the auction are also welcome.
The Puppy Love cookbook, Sit…Stay… Eat, is still available and can be ordered by email or at the event. The book is a $20 donation with a $5 shipping fee. There are also Puppy Love tee shirts, sweatshirts and hats available by email or at the event.
We hope to see some of you at this tail wagging, paw stomping event. Updates on your puppy love fur baby are always welcome.
Ed and Laurie