An­i­mal So­ci­ety Auc­tion this Sun­day

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

craft auc­tion this Sun­day, Novem­ber 24th, in the Read­ing Room of the Haskell Free Li­brary. Buy­ers can have a pre­view of the items up for sale at 12:30 pm, and the auc- tion will be­gin at 1:00 pm sharp and run un­til about 4:00. Phil Desormeaux, who en­ter­tained last year’s au­di­ence by wear­ing an ar­ray of wild and wacky hats, will re­sume his du­ties as the auc­tion­eer for this well-at­tended fundraiser.

Lo­cal artists do­nate cre­ations for this auc­tion while other sup­port­ers of the shel­ter do­nate other in­ter­est­ing items of all kinds, some of them des­tined for the silent auc­tion ta­ble. “Stan­ley Holmes was al­ways telling me to call him for some maple syrup, so this year I did. So we will also have some of his syrup, and honey from Ray­mond Be­langer,” men­tioned Joyce Dekker, the pres­i­dent of the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety. Other do­nated items in­clude hand­made crafts and Christ­mas wreathes. All the money raised is used to sup­port the an­i­mal shel­ter and badly needed with the cold winter months upon us. This an­nual auc­tion is one of the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety’s ma­jor fundrais­ers and typ­i­cally raises enough to pay the heat­ing costs over the winter.

“This year we were able to adopt out forty dogs,” said Ms. Dekker. Be­sides pro­vid­ing a home for aban­doned or res­cued dogs and cats, the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety also holds cat neu­ter­ing clin­ics about once a month.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend the auc­tion; ad­mis­sion is free and wine and cheese will be served. You may just find that per­fect gift for some­one spe­cial, all the while help­ing to keep some adorable dogs and cats (check them out on the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety web­site for your­self) warm this winter.

Peo­ple are also wel­come to do­nate old blan­kets, sheets and tow­els to the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety. They can be dropped off di­rectly at the shel­ter on route 247 in Og­den. If you would like to learn more about the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety or meet a few dogs and cats who would like to get adopted, you can check their web­site at www.fron­tieran­i­mal­so­ci­ety.ca.

We love you and miss you very much,

Chelsea

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