TCHS breaks record with Companion Walk fundraising
ST. CLOUD, MN – Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) is proud to announce its totals from the 30th Companion Walk – the nonprofit animal shelter has raised a net profit of $59,795 for animals in its care!
TCHS leaders had hoped to bring in close to $60,000, and they are elated they largely met their goal. The money will be used for general operations of the shelter. The previous record profit was approximately $54,000 raised in 2015.
The event theme this year was Bark to the Future, a 1980s-themed celebration of the decade the walk began. The event on Sept. 8th at Wilson Park featured food, ’80s music, exhibitors, a silent auction, two DeLoreans (the car from “Back to the Future”), a “meet a snake booth,” doggie tattoo booth, an ’80s hairstyle booth, and much more. The 5K walk also featured a 1K low-impact option intended for families, smaller dogs, and senior dogs.
The money was raised through walkers’ pledges, sponsorships to TCHS, food sales, silent auction sales, general donations, and more. TCHS wants to thank everyone who helped make the day possible and a success to boot.
About 650 walkers participated, with about 360 dogs present, too.
Next year’s Companion Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 7th, at Wilson Park. TCHS is now gearing up for its Santa Paws fundraiser, which will be Nov. 16-18.
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