5th Bridge is having their annual Goods for Good garage sale today and tomorrow.
Goods for Good is a community rummage sale event to raise money for various charities (chosen by each site host) that let’s anyone be a philanthropist. Sale hosts can convert unwanted household items into cash for their favorite cause without impacting their regular budget and non-profit organizations (clubs, schools, churches, etc…) can focus on their fundraising without worrying about the event promotion.
Among the 15 sites participating: Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. See that book Sandy Vesledahl is holding? No barnyard jokes, please.
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary on March 26th at the Eagle’s Club in Northfield. See all 98 photos of the event in this PEHS Facebook photo album.
Events included dinner, a silent auction fundraiser, and a presentation by some very special guests: Dexter, a Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Alumni, as well as his trainer Jan Ballard and his handler Sgt. Craig Olson. Dexter was an injured stray adopted from the humane society in 2009 and is now employed as a certified explosives detection dog at the MSP airport. They gave a wonderful presentation about what Dexter does and how he is trained. Dexter also did a meet and greet opportunity which raised money for the shelter. People paid $1.00 to meet Dexter & receive a sloppy greeting from him.
The dinner was attended by 130 people and the celebration was a huge success. Prairie’s Edge Humane Society began in 1986 as Rice County Humane Society, a group of dedicated people who fostered homeless animals, and evolved into the organization it is today, operating a building in Faribault that takes in approximately 1200 animals per year. Since it’s inception, Prairie’s Edge has found homes for over 12,000 animals. On behalf of the animals who cannot speak for themselves, Prairie’s Edge is grateful for all the support over the years in our mission; "To promote the value of animals through care and education".
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) has a new segment on KYMN called “Animal Attractions.” Kathy Jasnoch and Sandy Vesledahl are live on Jeff Johnson’s Morning Show every 2 weeks at 6:50 am on Thursdays. Sandy emailed me this:
We discuss 4-5 animals that we would like to highlight that are available for adoption and then any upcoming events or projects or whatever happenings at PEHS.
7:10 am update: I’ve added an in-studio photo above. And the dog that they seemed most eager to find a home for: Chance!
[show_avatar email@example.com]June may be Adopt A Cat month here at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society and we have lots of wonderful cats, but we also have PUPPIES!
We have a male Newfoundland mix named Chong who is 6 months old, he was a stray so we don’t know a lot about him. He loves to play! We also have three Australian Cattle Dog mixes who are two months old. Marcia, Bobby and Cindy were born at the shelter and spent some time in one of our fabulous foster homes. They are now back at the shelter and ready to find their forever homes. They are playful and love kids and other dogs.
All of these fabulous puppies are up to date on vaccinations and are spayed or neutered. Summer is a great time to train a puppy! For information on these puppies and all of our other adoptable animals please View Our Adoptable Animals at Petango.com.
I got this email from Sandy Vesledahl recently. She and Kathy Jasnoch have been using their Locally Grown membership to post regular updates about Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) to our membership sideblog… and just as important, engaging with people in conversation attached to their own blog posts:
Hey Griff – Something you might be interested in…I was looking at a report yesterday at the Humane Society that shows where the hits on our website are originating from and something like 35% of them are coming from Locally Grown. (continued)
Continue reading Membership testimonial: PEHS gets a third of its web traffic from Locally Grown
[show_avatar firstname.lastname@example.org]Please join us this Saturday morning for our 23rd Annual Spring Walk for the Animals fundraiser. Registration begins at 8 am at Alexander Park North in Faribault. The walk continues until Noon with a Grand Marshall Kickoff at 9 am. Prizes, games, snacks for people and pets. Walkers who raise a minimum of $50 get a tshirt. Tshirts are also for sale. For fundraising details, contact us: the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.
[show_avatar email@example.com]At 7 pm on Friday, April 20, join us at the Northfield Eagles Club for bingo to benefit the the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHO).
On Thursday, April 29 from 5-7 pm, Bridgewater Elementary School Students are hosting a garage sale to benefit the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHO) at the school.
See our April coming events blog post for more. Thanks to all our loyal supporters!
[show_avatar firstname.lastname@example.org]In celebration of our new name and our excitement about the future of our organization, the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, (formerly the Rice County Humane Society), will host an open house on Saturday, April 24 from 12 noon to 3 pm. Events will include food, face paint, tours of the facility, and of course the opportunity to meet and adopt our wonderful animals. We are undergoing a physical facelift thanks to donated materials and volunteer labor! The painting party in fact starts this Saturday, April 3rd. Please call 507-334-7117 if you would like to offer your time and talents.
Also, we are conducting a membership drive starting in April. We will be changing to once a year renewals and all members will be contacted by mail. A new opportunity is a sustaining membership. Monthly donations given automatically through a bank account or credit card receive a thank you gift; best of all, members may choose the amount of their sustaining gift.
Please join us at our open house and consider a sustaining membership.
– Kathy Jasnoch, President, Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.
Sandy Vesledahl and Kathy Jasnoch met me at my morning GBM office early one morning last week to tell me about the American Cancer Society Relay for Life pancake breakfast fundraiser they’re hosting on Sunday morning, March 14, at the Eagles Club. (The actual relay, 2010 Relay For Life of Rice County, will be held on August 6, 2010 at the Rice County Fairgrounds.)
They each have their own Relay for Life web page with their personal fundraising goals where they explain their personal reasons for why they Relay:
Continue reading Sandy and Kathy, teaming up for a cure, are serving pancakes on Sunday