A Holiday Fur-Ball!

The Project Hope Christmas Bazaar and Pet Photos with Santa will be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center in Paducah. Join them from 10 am to 3 pm and make sure your fur baby is photo ready as Santa will be available for pet photos starting at noon. Bear on the Air Barbecue will be there, along with bake sale items, great booths and awesome Christmas gifts.

This annual event is a much-needed fundraiser for Project Hope which operates one of the few no-kill animal shelters in the area. The bazaar began in 2011, and organizers tell me that they usually raise about $2,000.

“We currently have 60 dogs and 80 cats/kittens at our shelter,” volunteer Lynn Chrisman told me. “Proceeds from these events will help pay for caring for these animals. We are a no-kill shelter and receive no funding from state, federal or local entities.”

The Bazaar will have a wide variety of items for sale. Choose from crafts, goat’s milk soaps, candles, bows, embroidery, woodworking and other handmade items. Shop with vendors from Scentsy Everything, Plunder Jewelry, Perfectly Posh, Lula Roe Clothes, Locket Junkie, DoTerra essential oils and Nerium. You’ll find unique pet collars and leashes, paintings, monogrammed items, phone cases, ornaments, barn wood crafts, and even collectible Barbies!

Want to rent a booth?

Booth space is $30 for 8' booth or $50 for 16' booth. If you're interested in renting booth space, please email at info@projecthopehumanesociety.org for more information or send a private message to their FB page.

1st Annual Fur Ball!

The first annual Fur Ball will continue the day’s festivities into the evening. Beginning at 6 pm, the ball will feature dinner, casual dancing and . . . karaoke! Juanita Wedeking-Newberry and Cactus Jack Newberry from WILLIE 102 will be the DJs for the evening.

Doors open at 6 pm with delicious ham, potato salad, baked beans, cornbread, drinks and dessert all for $15 or two for $25. Children 12 and under will be only $5. Bring your own adult beverages, if you like.

No need for fancy attire, just dress comfortably so that you can dance and sing to help raise funds for Project Hope. Reservations preferred by emailing at info@projecthopehumanesociety.org or call 270.519.4422.

Project Hope

Opened in 1997, Project Hope Humane Society strives to temporarily home animals in an environment as natural as possible. Their mission is to provide quality care for animals daily until they find their forever home. They are located in Metropolis, Illinois, and open Tuesday-Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm. Visit projecthopehumanesociety.org/ for more information.