Breaking Pet News! Cumberland Bank, forums, Halloween Party!!!
Lots of exciting pet news!
First, if you don't have an account at Cumberland Bank, get one! Not only are they a great bank (President Ron Sleigh was a Leadership Clarksville classmate of mine and he's a hoot!)they are now helping the Humane Society! I already have an account with them and am well pleased, especially since they have a branch inside the Hilltop Market, which is convenient for me as I go to and from work.
I noticed one of their ads--which featured a homeless pet looking for someone to adopt him. And it worked! They are also donating $10 for every checking, savings or money-market account opened during the next 6 months. You can open one at any of their four branches. They've set a goal of 600 accounts.
Not only that, they recently had a "Jeans Day" were workers donated $5 and the bank matched it so workers could wear jeans for a day, with proceeds going to the Humane Society.
And if you can't open an account, you can donate to the Humane Society at any branch. Even if you regularly donate to the Humane Society, for the next 6 months, do it through the bank to show how much you appreciate what they are doing. When businesses see the success they bring with such programs, maybe more will do it.
An example: Years ago, Lyndon's Salon did a fundraiser for the Humane Society. On one Saturday, everything they made that day went to them. I went and got a haircut and have gone there since. So they got a permanent client from their kindness. While there, I met Anita of Dog Gone Salon (who was giving free pet nail clippings) and D. C. Royalty, who is a massage therapist also certified in pet massage. (She was giving free pet passages that day at the event). I started taking Zoe to Anita, and have taken here there regularly for grooming ever since! Same with D.C. I go to her for regular massages!
So, as you can see, businesses who help animals always get MY business! We even went to the law firm Runyon & Runyon for our wills because they advertised in the newspaper Animal Tracks I did years ago. Ray Runyon is a dog lover and has four of his own. He's also a great guy.
Other news: I wrote too much already, so I will tell you more about these things tomorrow, but look at today's paper or the Web site for the article about the pet-licensing forums that will be taking place over the next several weeks. They are open for public input as to the pet-licensing issue. They will be held in the different county commission districts and some are already scheduled, so please go if you can and tell them why licensing is a GOOD idea. Each commissioner is supposed to invite at least 5 citizens to attend. I don't think my commissioner, Benny Skinner will invite me, even though he knows I've been involved in the issue for years. I've found him to be not very supportive or understanding of animal problems and have let him know it. He probably wishes I'd go away! Instead, I want The Boss to run against him next election!!!
Last bit of news. The Humane Society is having a HUGE Halloween bash at the Riverview Inn Sat., Oct. 20. It will be a blast, I can promise you, as I've gone to several others they've held over the years (The 1960s Love-In theme was my favorite). Costumes are encouraged, there's going to be GREAT food, as the American Culinary Federation is involved. So, for $50 you get a night of great fun, music, food and free beer (cash bar available for other drinks), not to mention a Q108 DJ for entertainment along with a master hypnotist, belly dancers, sword fighting skit, slide show, door prizes, contests and lots more! I'll be giving a full rundown soon and Leaf-Chronicle features reporter Stacy Segovia will be doing a story in a few weeks as well. All that for $50 that will benefit a great cause! So mark your calendars now!
Picture above is of Daisy Duke on a visit here a few years ago, with her favorite of my pack, Peanut, aka, "Little Man." They are both enjoying reading The Leaf-Chronicle!
posted by Sandy at 9/12/2007 02:49:00 PM