Cat's Meow Fundraiser 2017
After some early morning drizzle and wind, the clouds parted, the rain stopped and the air became still. Partially sunny skies and the charming atmosphere inside the tent at Tivoli II brought warmth to the start of our 4th Annual Cat's Meow fundraiser. Jeff Zakaryan updated the crowd on the grand progress of our Blue Bell Gardens Campaign and we received a special new donation for that fund. Susan Hamil presented the Blue Bell Cat Awards to 4 dedicated volunteers--Lee Bradford, Judy Clark, Terri McCoy-Karmen, and Cynthia McGuinness. Guests bid on wonderful prizes from hotel stays, restaurants, a cat tree, and gift baskets that included wines, beers, tea sets, cat care, and stationery. Our deep gratitude to June Neptune of Tivoli Too and friend of Blue Bell and Brad Thontlin who donated his photography services. Many thanks to everyone who donated goods and services. Most of all, special thanks to all who attended, or donated in lieu of attending. You are who made the event a success. Proceeds for the event go to our Community Cat Fund, which underwrites the expense for unadoptable cats from local animal shelters.