Homeless animals will benefit from auction
This porcelain Princess Diana doll is among the items that will be auctioned Tuesday at Rita Mae¿s Auction House on 290 Stewart¿s Lane North. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for item viewing. Proceeds go to the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. (Photo contributed / October 2, 2011)
The entire community is invited to attend this special event. All of the money raised during the evening of the auction will go toward improving some the facility’s outdated living spaces as well as care for the dogs and cats housed at the DBCHS. Items will be priced from a few dollars on up.
“Our humane society takes in nearly 3,000 homeless animals each year,” says DBCHS director Kathy Nelsen. “Most people don’t realize that the support we give to our adoptable animals is not government funded.
“We are counting on everyone in our community to pitch in and help us help the animals by purchasing items at this unique event.”
Dedicated DBCHS volunteers have been helping to collect items from all over Danville, Boyle County and beyond for the auction. Volunteers will be on hand to help staff the event and take sales orders.
Items for sale are wide ranging. They include oak furniture, tools, collectibles, sterling silver, air conditioners, equipment, china, glassware, artwork, electronics and other household items. Area businesses have donated many new goods and services, including: tickets to Norton Center for the Arts events, servicing from Hometown Tire of Danville, a gift certificate from Merle Norman, a stay at the Comfort Suites, a clock from Main Street Furniture, and a Craftsman Power Hammer from Sears.
An International Silver Sterling Tea Set will be one of the featured items in addition to signed artwork from Kentucky wildlife artist Jim Oliver, A. Jack May and David Farmer. Food and beverages also will be for sale while the auction is taking place. Individuals can purchase items with cash, checks, credit and debit cards.
The DBCHS wishes to express deep thanks to the numerous individuals and businesses that have donated items for the auction. “It’s gratifying to see our entire community come together to help the cats, kittens, puppies and dogs who need us most,” says Nelsen.
For more information, call (859) 238-1117 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.