Shelter’s Auction Is Successful
The Wetzel County Animal Shelter Supporters, Inc. held its first “Silent Auction” on Nov. 11. The event resulted in the WCASS’ highest-grossing auction so far. The auction ahd generous attendees, who had the opportunity to enjoy food, entertainment by Ben Tharp, and fun competition. A combination of the dinner, concessions, 50/50, Chinese auction, games, t-shirt sales, and auction items resulted in $8,000 gained. Rosy Cozart, spokesperson for the shelter, stated that the event was a learning experience.
“If we do it again, we know what to do and what not to do. We would love to make the auction a more social affair with more crowd participation. However, we were thrilled with all the great baskets and items we had to offer, and the generosity of the bidders!”
Cozart said the WCASS is currently preparing letters (to the editor) of thanks to the donors and volunteers, and anyone else who had involvement with the event.
WCASS recognizes the following sponsors and donors, and hopes that those mentioned will be supported by the shelter’s supporters. Sponsors and donors are as follows: Title Sponsors: Mountain Valley Veterinary Clinic, Kimble Chiropractic Animal Clinic (In Memory of Bodie and Ginger Kimble). Gold Paw: Nikki & Danny Goddard (Paw Spa) Domino’s Pizza, Mary Kay Klug, Benjamin Kocher, D.D.S., Jim and Lisa Rice, Sandi Slie (In memory of Charlie and Phoebe), Dick and Sandy Hinerman, RCS Printing, Designs and Logos, The Percinsky Pack. Silver Paw Sponsors: Erin, a Kitty from Georgia, Wetzel Valley Agencies, Inc., Chance and Lacie Sims, Witschey’s, Ruth E. Tockman, Wetzel Co. Hospital, New Martinsville Moose Lodge #931, King’s Corner, Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union, Westlake Chemical.
* The WCASS is also planning a “Paint and Sip” event, slated for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Attendees must RSVP to Pam Ferrell at the shelter, or via Facebook. Cost is $40 per person, and spaces are limited to 35. Picture can be personalized with attendees’ pets. Light (non-alcoholic) refreshments will be served.