Friday, December 27, 2013

Students raise funds for hungry pets

Public invited to ‘Pasta for Paws’ dinner


Wood River Middle School students are raising money for the Paws for Hunger program, a partnership between the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and the Hunger Coalition. These kittens are shown at the shelter when they were up for adoption last year.
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    Wood River Middle School students are helping the Hunger Coalition and the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley provide food for the pets of people in need.
    School leadership students are hosting a “Pasta for Pets” fundraising spaghetti dinner in the middle school cafeteria on Friday, Jan. 10. The event is scheduled to last from 6-7:30 p.m.
    An adult dinner costs $4, a student dinner $2 and children 5 and under can eat for free. Dinner guests can also bring an unopened five-pound bag of dog or cat food, which will count as payment for two adult dinners.
    In addition to spaghetti, French bread and salad will be served with the dinner. The event will also have popcorn and a baked goods sale.
    Entertainment will be the showing of short films of different animal tales retold and made by students in the leadership program.
    Funds from the event will be donated to the Paws for Hunger program, a partnership between the Hunger Coalition and the Animal Shelter. Through the program, the shelter collects donations to purchase pet food that is then distributed by the Hunger Coalition along with human food to individuals or families who are having trouble affording food for their pets.
    “This helps keep more pets in homes and fewer in the Animal Shelter,” states a news release about the event.
Terry Smith:

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