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Fundraise to Help Animals & People Who Love Them

It’s a constant…thinking of ways to keep the ball rolling! How do we help more animals and the people who love them? How do we continue to fundraise to move our mission forward? These are just a few questions we continue to ask ourselves.

We have one BIG fundraiser a year – it’s our “Autumn Leaves” held each September. “Autumn Leaves” is an Auction/Breakfast that is held each year at the Springfield Country Club, Springfield, OH. Springfield Country Club does a fine job in showcasing our event. The food, the service, and the atmosphere are top-notch.

We thank the leader of our group, Susan Pike and her husband Andy for inviting us to Springfield Country Club every year for our biggest fundraiser. They are great supporters and we don’t know how we could continue without them! A HUGE Thank You!

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Andy and Susan

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The menu we chose was fresh fruit; assorted pastries; smoked bacon and sausage; hash brown potatoes; scrambled eggs. It was delicious!

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Auction team: Ron Denney, Staci Shaffer, Tim Lile helped tremendously and did an excellent job!

 

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Dottie Smiddy

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Marcia Lyons

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Dave Smiddy and Mike Picolo

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Dave Smiddy and Stacey Picolo selling tickets

Marcia Lyons lead the 5-for-a-prize trivia which is always fun. Dottie Smiddy spoke about our Volunteer-of-the-Year, Jeannie Harshbarger, who could not attend as she was in the hospital battling cancer. Dottie also gave a report on the importance of educating people regarding Trap-Neuter-Return and how P.U.P.S. and other like-groups are combatting animal overpopulation.

Dave Smiddy, Stacey and Mike Picolo were our raffle ticket sellers. They did an excellent job!

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There were a variety of items available for auction and silent auction. In addition, there were a fabulous array of raffle items as well as a 50/50 raffle.

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Cole Young volunteered to assist with auction line-up

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Bobby Tittle and his wife Michelle are great to help at our auction! Thank you!

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Dottie, Cheryl, Shirley, and Kathy enjoying the auction. Shirley Campbell was in charge of the table centerpieces and did a lovely job!

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Judy and Susan taking a break from all festivities

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Dottie Smiddy was presented with this Cat Print by P.U.P.S. for her compassion and work with animals. Dottie is pictured with Debra Smith from the group CALICO who does work with T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Release)

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Brenda helps at registration and does a fine job!

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P.U.P.S. Board of Trustees (L to R): Carolyn Hayes, Susan Pike, Stacey Picolo, Judy Benning, Dottie and Dave Smiddy

Look for our year-end newsletter PUPS Digest for a complete listing of event sponsors.

We thank all our sponsors for this wonderful day at Springfield Country Club! We are truly blessed beyond measure. We serve a mighty God!

Photo credits: Bonnie Pugliese and Julie Shaffer

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