We're eleven days away from Halloween! Hopefully by now, you've got your costume planned, your candy buckets ready, and your pumpkins on the front porch. (Pst. We've had ours there since the first of September. (-; )
This year, Amory Humane Society will have a place at Amory's Annual Chili Cook-Off. We're going all out for one of the best holidays of the year, and we hope you'll join in all the fun!
Our booth is a host of two events that are going along side-by-side. Jewelry in the Park will be set up primarily at our booth. We have loads of jewelry for sale that was donated as a fundraising tool. And yes! After dark! We'll have some lights up for you to take a good gander and see what you can find! (Don't forget that Christmas is coming up! Gifts galore!)
We'll also have art available for a raffle. Tickets for the art raffle will be five dollars each. The art will be on display throughout the night, and the raffle will be held at the end of the night (about 8 pm). Winners can come and pick up their prizes during the drawing or can pick them up at the shelter. You don't have to be present to win!
There will also be a raffle for a load of cool toys for boys and girls of all ages. We have games, science toys, and books that will be raffled off at the same time as the art. These tickets will be three dollars each. There will be a girl bucket and a boy bucket, but YOU CAN CHOOSE WHICH BUCKET YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT YOUR NAME IN. (Putting your name in two buckets requires the purchase of two tickets. One ticket will not go in two buckets!) As the same as the art, winners do not have to be present to win and their prize can be picked up during the raffle or at the shelter.
Along with the jewelry sale, we'll have the Howlin' Halloween Family Fun Fest. We'll be handing out candy as well as have games set up for kids and families to play and win larger prizes.
The games we'll have available are listed here, and are $1 per play.
-Gank-A-Ghoul - Test your precision in this game! Your goal is to knock down as many cans as possible! The size of your prize depends on how many ghoulish characters you can knock off their feet! Knock down all the cans for a big prize!
-Witch's Pumpkin Brew - Reach into the witch's cauldron and grab a pumpkin from the bubbling stew! All of the pumpkins will give you a prize, but one one pumpkin will give a lucky picker a big surprise!
-Spooky Fishin' in the Patch - You'll be given a rod to prove your casting skills and reel in some awesome treats. Throw that line and see what you can catch! A piece of candy? A goody bag? Something cooler?
*We support the Teal Pumpkin Project!*
The Halloween season is supposed to be fun for all. Even those who might have sensitive food allergies! And here at AHS, we'll have prizes for those who have those allergies. If you're just trick or treating, stop by the table with the Teal Pumpkin for your treat. If you're playing games, let us know, and we'll be sure to give you a teal prize instead. We want everyone to have fun this year, and we'll be sure of that through TTP!
All the proceeds that come from Jewelry in the Park and the Howlin' Halloween will go to the Amory Humane Society and help their funding for transports. Transports have become a huge part of the shelter and being sure each furry critter that comes into our care finds a loving, wonderful home not just in the South, but in states as far away as Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, and North Carolina. This way, we're also able to continue taking in more animals that need our help in Amory!
INFO THAT WILL BE AT THE BOOTH:
-We're still taking in shoes! We'll have a bucket to take any shoes you might have for our Wooftrax fundraiser.
-Sheila's Bread! We all love it, and we're taking those orders during this event! Cut-off day will be mid-November (final date announced later). Don't miss out!
-Open House! Our new facility is up and we're excited for you to see it! The open house date will be announced at JitP and HHF! We have some cool features that are being installed to improve the quality of life of our shelter animals, and we think you'll love them!
If you have any questions about this event, please call 662.315.2995 or 662.256.7566.
We'll be posting a few teasers as the event draws closer, and we hope to see you at the Chili Fest! Don't forget that Trent Harmon will be in attendance. (We heard he may sing. You know you wanna come for that!)