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Autumn Leaves Fundraiser

As I think about all that’s transpired in the last few months for the planning of our “Autumn Leaves” I know that the Lord HAS done great things for Pets Uniting People Society. We are grateful. These days consist of emotional highs and lows, good news and bad news, but we continue our mission.

I love thanking everyone and there are many. However, no matter how much one gives or how many times a ‘thank you’ is given in return, none of us can out give God!

We (Pets Uniting People Society – P.U.P.S.) are “blessed beyond measure”…we give a HUGE thank you to all who helped this year and all will be listed in our year-end newsletter, PUPS Digest.

Signed…Carolyn, Pets Uniting People Society Director

This couple is the inspiration of the Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS) organization. They could not attend this year’s Autumn Leaves, but, hopefully, will be able to be at the 2021…10th Annual Autumn Leaves. Thank you, Andy and Susan!
Here’s Judy, another Board Member, who could not attend “Autumn Leaves” this year. She is the reason the organization was started to begin with…it was seeing her love of animals that got us going! Thanks, Judy!
Just three Pets Uniting People Society board members attended this year. We missed Susan and Judy and hopefully all will be able to attend the 2021 “Autumn Leaves” tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021.
“Cat in the Forest” Collector’s plate was just one of fourteen Silent Auction items.
Two Michael Kors Designer ensembles this year: Michael Kors Blue (shown) and also a Michael Kors Brown
Dr. Kumar and Collette Mukerjee among an attendance of 70, Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott. Plenty of room for social distancing. We all went by the rules.
Dr. Kumar and Collette Murkerjee without masks! Thanks for attending this year!
Table #3 enjoying all the happenings!
Other smiling participants in the “Autumn Leaves” auction/breakfast
Auctioneer Tim Lile, the best of the best!
Staci, Auctioneer Assistant, taking a break to check out the Silent Auction Line-up.
One of two Designer Coach ensembles!
The start of the Silent Auction…here are a few of the many items that were so generously donated!
Regular Auction Lineup…25 items this year
Silent Auction Lineup
Number #1 up for Auction…Spend-a-Day Marina, Pontoon Rental for the Day!
Busy Melissa Tuttle, a local candidate, visited “Autumn Leaves” …successful on a few bids!
Diamond Hoop Earrings appraised by James Free Jewelers at over $4700 … Beautiful!
There were 25 Regular Auction Items, 14 Silent Auction Items, and several Raffles this year. Here is the offering from Woeber Mustard Co. It’s always a good seller at the Regular Auction!
This is one of two Kate Spade Designer ensembles! Great style!

We also had two Coach Designer Ensembles. More pictures…coming! Thanking the two photographers there, Bonnie Pugliese and Tanya Stewart.

Table #6
Table #8
Table #9
Table #12
Patty and Marsha
Here is Dottie with the gals from CALICO (Cat Alliance Located in Central Ohio), Jodi Patton and Debra Smith, group that does TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Another great TEAM!

Tim Lile, auctioneer, Staci Shaffer, assistant, and Ron Denney were instrumental in the success of the “Autumn Leaves” auction! They are top-notch! They added to the mix an online auction simultaneously this year. Great success!


Preview Auction Lineup

The Autumn Leaves Auction Basket Parade is starting to lineup for the October 10th Auction/Breakfast, Downtown Marriott, Grand Ballroom! Wow! Look at this preview of some wonderful designer bags and accessories!

This is NOT all…more is on the way! 

Donated by: Pike’s Party Poms

Coach Purse and Accessories
Coach Bag and Accessories and Perfume
Michael Kors Bag and Accessories, Perfume

9th Annual Autumn Leaves

Saturday, October 10 is this year’s 9th Annual Autumn Leaves Breakfast/Auction is at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Springfield, Ohio

There is a fundraising event planned for Pets Uniting People Society (P.U.P.S.) on Saturday, October 10, 2020, beginning at 10am and should conclude by 2pm, at the latest.

Here are the particulars of the event:

Who:               Pets Uniting People Society, P.U.P.S., a 501c3 Nonprofit

What:              P.U.P.S. 9th Annual Autumn Leaves Breakfast/Auction

When:             Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10am

Where:            Courtyard by Marriott (Grand Ballroom), Springfield, Ohio

Why:               Help Fund the Community Neuter/Spay Program

How Can You Help:   Either Donate a New Item or Restaurant Certificate or Attend Event Itself

Ticket Cost:    $25 – Presale Only

Buy tickets from Pets Uniting People Society Board Members: Dave (Dottie) Smiddy; Susan Pike; Stacey Picolo; Judy Benning or Carolyn Hayes. Purchase by sending check for one or six tickets as we are selling by the table (6 to a table) for social distancing and for people to sit with family or friends to feel more comfortable at the auction. Send $25 for one ticket or $150 for six tickets to: Autumn Leaves, Pets Uniting People Society, Box 49, Tremont City OH 45372

No online ticket sales – PRESALE ONLY by October 6th.

Courtyard by Marriott (Grand Ballroom) is large enough for social distancing of dining tables, in addition to all the auction item tables.


Road Trip Raffle Winners

Earl and Kristyne, winners of our Spring Road Trip, to Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, greater Asheville, North Carolina area…Drawing took place at The Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Urbana, OH, and the Delivery of Raffle Basket was at The Scout’s Cafe, Springfield, OH

Our winners for the Road Trip Raffle will soon be on their way to a fun 3 or 4 days in the Greater Asheville, North Carolina area.

3-Day Stay at the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill; $100 Fuel Card; Dinner Invite to “An Evening at The Cove”, Devotional Book plus other nice items for a fun trip, including a complete set of luggage from Vera Bradley, all pieces fit nicely inside the “Spinner” case!

An Invitation to “An Evening at The Cove”
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Book for on the Porch


What’s New with Pets Uniting People Society

Look for complimentary copies of the PUPS Digest 2020 edition at businesses throughout the Central Ohio area. 


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

All of us at Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS) wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Please remember PUPS with a year end donation. PUPS is a 5013c nonprofit organization with a neuter/spay program for cats and small dogs, assist with TNR and kitten adoptions.

Stop back in the New Year and see what’s happening at PUPS!


The PUPS Team: Susan, Dave (Dottie), Stacey, Judy and Carolyn


Another Autumn Leaves Ends Successfully

A Lady shows what her top bid brought her! Just beautiful!

With an attendance of 114, Autumn Leaves was as lively as it always is and maybe even more so. 

Everyone enjoyed the auctioneer Tim Lile and his antics. He always makes us laugh. 

Tim Lile works up more laughter in between bidding.
He is a wonderful part of Autumn Leaves every year.

For more pictures from Autumn Leaves 2019, visit PUPS facebook page. Click onto facebook icon on this site.


8th Annual Autumn Leaves Auction/Breakfast, Saturday, September 14, 10am, Springfield Country Club

There are more interested this year than ever before. There are just 12 Tables of 10. That’s capacity with not being a crowded event. Just a few tickets left, available now just from Board Members: Susan Pike, Dave (Dottie) Smiddy, Stacey Picolo, Judy Benning and Carolyn Hayes! Online Sales closed.


Something 50ish

PUPS Board Members: (L to R) Carolyn Hayes, Director; Judy Benning, Co-Director; Susan Pike; Dave Smiddy; Dottie Smiddy; and Stacey Picolo
Enjoying the Fun and Food for the Evening
A Little Bit of the Jitterbug
A Few Elvis Fans!
Our Host for the Evening, Susan and Andy
Wonderful Poodle Skirt Outfit Modeled by the Lovely Claudette
A Little Conversation
Line-Up of the Silent Auction
DJ and Trivia Master Barry Horn
Dottie and Dave, Better Known as the Dynamic Duo of the Kitty Kapers

Had so much fun with DJ Barry Horn and the 50s-60s Music! Great Trivia too!

It proved to be a successful fundraiser for Pets Uniting People Society – P.U.P.S.

A Few Notes from the Silent Auction Table
Stacey, Dottie, Debbie and Lyn
Lyn Sold the Travel Package Raffle Tickets to the Storybook Inn, Versailles, Kentucky – Huge Hit!

Doris Day

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Pets Uniting People Society (P.U.P.S.):

Dave (Dottie) Smiddy; Judy Benning; Stacey Picolo and Susan Pike

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to the Doris Day Animal Foundation and all of Ms. Day’s closest friends.

Even though we are in the midst of planning and organizing our Spring Fundraiser, we grieve the recent passing of Ms. Day.

She was a very special lady and one of a kind. The memories of her smile and kindness will bring comforting thoughts to us all.

Our group is very appreciative of the grant received this past year from the Doris Day Animal Foundation. It helped our neuter/spay program continue without service interruption. We are so grateful.

Praying that her legacy will continue on behalf of the animals and the people who love them. She was a blessing to so many.

May God Bless…Carolyn Hayes, Director


Designer Lilly Pulitzer Items in PUPS’ Silent Auction

Keeps getting better and better! Join us for our Spring Event. Tickets on sale here on website!


Designer Bag by Sharik 1827 in PUPS Event’s Silent Auction

bag bottom with Designer’s Name
Gorgeous Detail of this Designer’s Bag, Sharik 1827

Designer ‘Sharik 1827′ Bag in Silent Auction at 50s/60s Rock n Roll Party, Springfield Country Club, Friday, May 31st, 6 to 8pm – 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes, An All-American Buffet, A Tax-Deductible Donation of $10 a Chance to Win a Get-Away Travel Package to A Storybook Inn, Versailles, Kentucky and other Designer Items and Collectible/Antiques in Silent Auction to Bid on as Well! A Donation of $25 gets a ticket to be included in all this. Come, Dine and have Fun with the PUPS group! Buy Tickets Here Online or from PUPS’ board members!


PUPS’ A Storybook Inn Raffle

Ticket is a $10 Donation to P.U.P.S. – Purchase On Donation Link and specify it’s for Raffle Ticket, include Your Phone # and Mailing Address with your Donation and Stub will be mailed to You. Drawing is May 31st at PUPS’ Spring Event at Springfield Country Club, 6pm to 8pm
Raffle is for 3 Days at “A Storybook Inn” , Versailles, Kentuckyhttps://www.storybook-inn.com

And As the Story Goes…

Silent Auction Table at a P.U.P.S. Autumn Leaves Event
Home is Where Your Story Begins Bottle Light will be an item in the Travel Raffle

And As the Story Goes…we at Pets Uniting People Society (P.U.P.S.) strive for a happy ending with all our stories…including our Fundraisers. Our fundraiser for this Spring, May 31, Springfield Country Club features a wonderful benefit raffle with the “storybook” appeal to it. Our Bed & Breakfast Inn, “A Storybook Inn”, Versailles, Kentucky is a place of quietness and beauty. Instead of Decorative Baskets like we offer at our Fall Event, “Autumn Leaves”…this Spring Event offers Decorative Boxes with lovely things for the Silent Auction. Hope you can join us on Friday evening, 6 to 8pm, Springfield Country Club. “50s/60s Rock N Roll Party…Music We Grew Up with or Just Music to Love”.

Daily, we are adding items for our “Silent Auction” Tables and our “A Storybook Inn Raffle”…help us fill them to the brim!

Our “A Storybook Inn” Raffle is featuring an Inn that is a nice, quiet, happy place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of what everyday life brings. A place where stories begin.

Purchase your $10 Ticket here on our site so you are registered to win this wonderful travel getaway that’s a “place to call home”… Visit the Inn’s website for a picture of what all is available at “A Storybook Inn”.


Check out the above website for all the activities in and around this marvelous Inn!


P.U.P.S. Raffle & Fundraiser

Relax, Experience a Healthy, Delicious Cuisine in Beautiful Surroundings

Book on Lazarus Now Available

One may purchase the book “Hi, My Name is Lazarus” directly from this site or contact Dottie Smiddy at PUPS, email: dsmiddy47@gmail.com or email PUPS administrator: pupsdigest@gmail.com for your request.

We thank Jeannette Sprouse, the author and illustrator of the book, and Dottie Smiddy for supplying the photographs. It’s the first attempt at a children’s book and a great start for more to come.

Thank you and please purchase a book to help the pet networking efforts of Pets Uniting People Society and His Hands Extended Sanctuary.