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TCHS April 2017 NewsletterAPRIL 2017 NL Coverweb

Check out our spring newsletter to see what's been happening at your local Tri-County Humane Society, and what fun events are coming up!

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Online TCHS Apparel Fundraiser thru April 30

Updated Ad 2 webNow through April 30th, shop our online TCHS apparel fundraiser for caps, long-sleeved T’s and zip-up hoodies.  Apparel will be delivered to the shelter in mid-May for pick-up, or you may pay an extra $6.00 to have them shipped directly to you.  

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*Caps are embroidered.

See your Ad in our quarterly newsletters!

newsletter Ad page image webTCHS publishes four newsletters annually. Our mailing list consists primarily of people in Central Minnesota.  It goes out to a minimum of 6,000 households and is also published on our website.  Advertising in our newsletters is a great way to show the local community that you support our work for animals in need.  For pet-related business, your Ad will be viewed by a very targeted market of pet owners, and you can't beat the price!

Our first newsletter in 2017 will be mailed in March.  The deadline to have your Ad included is March 1st, 2017. 

Payment per issue is $85, or you can subscribe to all four newsletters in 2017 for $400 (a $40 savings.)

Sign up to Advertise with us TODAY!  2017 TCHS Newsletter Ad Form

For more information, contact Marit Ortega at (320) 252-0896 ext 28, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets Now Available for Wine, Kibbles & Bids - May 5, 2017

2017 WKB Poster webWe would love to see you on Friday, May 5th, at the 16th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids benefit for Tri-County Humane Society! Tickets are $75 per person, or you can sponsor the event as a "Friend of Animals" for $500 and receive 2 event tickets plus your name in our event program. Want an entire table? For $900, sponsor a reserved round table for 10 and we will give you preferred seating and signage on your table acknowledging your sponsorship!  The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 1, 2017.

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EVENT DETAILS

Held at the beautiful Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Wine, Kibbles & Bids is one of the Society’s biggest and most important fundraisers of the year.  As the name suggests, you will enjoy wine and beer tasting (non-alcoholic options are available), a gourmet dinner, and one of the areas largest and greatest silent auctions.  You will also hear live music by the beautiful and incredibly talented Kelly Cordes, and -- best of all -- you will get to interact with some special furry guests!  If you love animals, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

2017 Sponsor Opportunities  range from $500 to $5,000 and include complimentary tickets to the event and varying forms of recognition.  Sponsorships must be approved and confirmed by March 31, 2017 to receive pre-event recognition.

Silent Auction Item Donations are greatly appreciated!  This event is popular for having one of the largest silent auctions in Central Minnesota, with over 200 unique things to bid on. Things that we look for include unique pet items, sporting event tickets, vacation packages, catered dinners, quilts, pottery, jewelry, antiques, wine baskets, beer baskets, golf packages, photography packages, tickets to concerts, plays and other fine arts, gift cards, live plants/floral arrangements, garden art, etc...  Also, if you are a local business in the St. Cloud area and would like to donate a silent auction item, we would be happy to have a volunteer pick it up!  The deadline to donate a silent auction item is April 23, 2017.

Donate Wine or Craft Beer for our barrel of wine and craft beer pail raffle items!  The more variety the better, so get creative and be as generous as you are willing and able!  We will be accepting donations for these raffle items right up until the event.

 

EVENT CONTACTS:

Marit Ortega, Director of Philanthropy (320) 252-0896 Ext. 28, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kayla Koscielniak, Events & Marketing Coordinator, (320) 252-0896 Ext. 14, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS:

2016 Event Photos, courtesy of Amy Wolfe and Pete Pederson.

2015 Event Photos, courtesy of Kirk Lamb

2014 Event Photos, courtesy of Lisa Crayford with Country Gallery Photography and Kirk Lamb

Chili and Bloody Mary Taste Off! Who got Best In Show?

Who makes the best Bloody Mary in the area? How about the best chili?

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The results are in!  Best in Show Chili was awarded to Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant in Sartell and Best in Show Bloody Mary was award to The Red Carpet!

We want to thank everyone who attended our first Annual Bloody Mary and chili cook off benefit for Tri-County Humane Society this past Saturday at The Red Carpet! We raised $1,615 to help animals in need, thanks to the 140 guests who attended this fun event!

A fantastic selection of Chili and Bloody Mary entrees were provided by Red Carpet Martini Lounge​, MC's Dugout​, G-Allen's Restaurant & Sports Bar​, Old Capital Tavern​, House Of Pizza​, Lily's Wings, Burgers & Things​, Olde Brick House​, Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant​, Cowboy Jack's​ and Howie's Sports Bar and Grill​.  We would also like to acknowledge The Place​, who had prepared chili for the contest but unfortunately had to back out at the last minute when their chili tragically hit the floor as they were getting ready to attend our event.  (We encourage you to go there and still try it out!)

Following the guest voting period, a judges panel voted on the top two finalists in each category: MC's Dugout and Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant for chili and Old Capital Tavern and Red Carpet for Bloody Marys.  Special thanks to retired Fire Department Chief, Bill Mund, retired St. Cloud Police Department Sergeant, James Feeny, and Cathedral High School President, Mike Mullin for helping us pick the Best in Show!

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures taken at the event, and share your pictures with us!

Special thanks to Rick Gaetz with The Red Carpet for inviting us to partner with them for this fundraiser for Tri-County Humane Society.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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