Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2011 FURS Ferret Bowl at Parma's Red Circle Lanes on Saturday, July 16. Between admissions, raffles, sales, and donations, we raised more than $800 for our kids!
Bowlers and non-bowlers alike took the opportunity to come in out of the heat, reconnect with other ferret friends and meet new ones. Bowling was not a requisite for having fun! We were especially pleased to see a few folks whom we hadn't seen in a long time, and we're hoping they won't stay away so long.
Proceeds from this event will go toward our annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Avon Lake Animal Hospital on Sunday, July 24. Dr. Frank Krupka will be doing the honors, keeping our kids up to date on their rabies vaccinations and keeping that bad old virus at bay (at least for another year).
Thanks to the people who donated items for our raffles. Your generosity went above and beyond the call, and our raffle prizes were the hands-down hit of the event.
And, a very special thanks to the great folks at Red Circle Lanes, at 6056 State Road in Parma, who hosted our event. They couldn't have been nicer to us, and kept the food and beverages coming for the several folks who came as walk-in guests and those who arrived a little later in the event. The lanes were in tip-top shape, and we heartily recommend Red Circle, not only for bowling, but as a great, informal place to hang out and eat. The wings were outstanding, and we understand that the rest of the menu is just as good.
So, with our bowling fundraiser back on track, we're planning to make this an annual fundraiser for FURS. We'll keep you posted about upcoming events, possibly a fall get-together and our annual anniversary open house later this year.
Our babies say, "Thanks for 'sparing' your cash for us! Even if it means getting poked with that darned rabies needle!"
Ferret Bowl 2012 will be bigger and better, thanks to your interest and support.
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