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McKENZIE (March 7) — Carroll County Humane Society hosted 100 at a sold-out Bow Wow at the Barn IV Saturday at The Venue at Waddell Place. Approximately $6,500 was raised for the …
McKENZIE (March 7) — Carroll County Humane Society hosted 100 at a sold-out Bow Wow at the Barn IV Saturday at The Venue at Waddell Place. Approximately $6,500 was raised for the non-profit’s mission to care for animals in need and help them find their “forever homes.”
The event was catered by Crossroads Custom Catering, who served a taco bar, fruit and vegetable appetizers and a variety of desserts. Guests also enjoyed various flavors of margaritas served by bartender Destiny Lane.
The popular local band Flash Back performed an eclectic set of hits to keep the party lively and get the guests up and dancing.
A silent auction featured 93 items donated by local businesses and individuals. A live auction was held for three big-ticket items, resulting in exciting bidding wars that brought in extra cash for the worthy cause.
A 40-inch Sceptre television earned $185 from top-bidder Lisa Hawkins. An autographed Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans jersey netted $110 from Olivia Arnold. The most hotly-contested item was an autographed Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans jersey, which Jeremy King won for $300.
Organizers expressed a special thanks to Ronnie and Donna Waddell, who generously allow CCHS to use The Venue free of charge.
The Carroll County Humane Society is a no-kill animal shelter in McKenzie, Tennessee. (CCHS does not euthanize to make space or limit the amount of time an animal can stay at the shelter.) It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with funding coming entirely from private contributions, bequeaths, fundraising and grants. The group cares for approximately 250 animals at one time in the shelter and in foster homes. The goal is to utilize adoption and spay/neuter as the community’s animal population control—not euthanasia. CCHS hopes to ensure that all companion animals have a warm, safe, loving home and to assist and educate the public about proper pet care. The organization also gives shelter to abused animals while assisting law enforcement to prosecute their abusers.