Thank you to all who participated in The 9th ANNUAL COPIAH ANIMAL SHELTER GALA FUNDRAISER!
By Laurie Williams, Copiah Animal Shelter GALA Co-Chairman:
Hair was slicked, poodle skirts were pressed, and saddle shoes were donned at the 2019 Copiah Animal Shelter GREASE -themed GALA Saturday August 10 at the Gallman Safe Room. The Frosty Palace waiters Seth Hunt, Crystal Springs, Anna and Olivia Hill, Brandon, Anna Gale Rutledge, Hazlehurst and AJ Kyser, Terry served up hamburgers and hotdogs to the hungry guests and sent them to the soda jerks Clayton McCarter of Madison and Sam Williams of Brandon for an ice cream sundae or soda.
Guests enjoyed special music by Savannah Flores, a junior at Northwest Rankin who sang “There are Worse Things I Could Do” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You”. Olivia and Stockard would have been impressed! Bidding was brisk at the silent auction and many were all smiles carrying home their treasures at the end of the evening. DJ Dwight Sullivan kept the party going with ‘50s classics like Blue Suede shoes. The evening finished up with a riotous, wild, crazy team trivia game where the team Greased Lightning were pronounced the winners. It was a very close competition with two tie breakers. Members on the winning team were Ethan Holifield, Janet Bush, Janet Jolly, Ainsley Marler, Charles Jolly, Robby Bush, Heather Marler and Faye Jones.
All the proceeds for this fundraiser event go straight to the care of Copiah Animal Shelter animals and the continued construction of the Shelter building. We are happy to announce that the new building shell is up, at our current location behind All About Animals Veterinary Clinic. Come check out the progress. We are making our dream come true to increase the number of animals we can help and with a building better designed for animal care. We could not do any of this without the support of our community. We thank all our sponsors, volunteers and prayer partners that always come out and help us for events like the GALA and year-round. We thank you and the animals thank you.
See pictures of the new building on the About CAS Details Page of the website under the MISC tab: https://copiahanimalshelter.net/about-cas-details
GALA photos below - be sure to click on "Show More" at bottom of Gallery for additional pictures!
Copiah Animal Shelter GALA 2019
A simple "Thank You" doesn't fully cover how much the entire CAS family appreciates the love, support and generosity of our supporters at the 2019 Annual Gala held August 10, 2019!! You guys showed up and showed us that you believe in what CAS is doing to save the lives of homeless and abandoned animals.
We were thrilled and blessed to see so many of you come to show your support!!! You believe we are making a difference in Copiah County and it's surrounding areas AND you want us to continue to succeed!! Because of all those that sponsored the pre-show needs of food and other supplies, sponsored a table, bought tickets, donated an item for raffle, giveaways or silent auction, helped cook, decorate, serve, and/or clean....YOU have helped pave the way for CAS to help more animals in need!!
We are proud to say that your generosity will change lives of the animals that cross our path and YOU have certainly changed our teams lives!! To see you all show your appreciation is the driving force for us to wake up each day and to continue this hard and difficult journey of animal rescue!!
Thank you again for all the hard work from Team CAS!!
We are blessed to have each of you and appreciate you beyond words!!
Kathy A. Friday
GALA Co-Chairman and CAS VP
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