By Kylie Whittaker
Athens County community members showed their love and support for the ACHS on Sat., Oct. 9, at the Centennial celebration. The Chinese auction was possible because due to the many generous donations from local businesses. The support of the community is vital to the ACHS organization, and we were thrilled to celebrate 100 years of service with our supporters.
"We were pleased to see so many of our supporters at the Centennial celebration,'' said ACHS President Arianna Rinaldi-Eichenberg. "Our top goals are to reduce pet overpopulation and find permanent homes for adoptable pets. We couldn't achieve that without their support.'' So far this year, ACHS has found permanent homes for 10 dogs and 60 cats, and through its low-cost spay/neuter clinics, ACHS has altered about 600 dogs and cats. To help low-income residents of Athens County afford the cost of spaying and neutering their animals, ACHS has provided about $8,000 in assistance.
Tables were lined with the items donated for the auction, including a basket filled with Donkey Coffee goodies, a $100 gift card to Raphael’s: An Aveda Concept Salon, and a hand drawn map of Athens from Lamborn’s Studio and Custom Framing, just to name a few. Zach Parkman played light acoustic music as guests decided which prizes to try their luck on.
Special thanks go out to the Athens Community Center for providing us with a great location, Minuteman Press for making our event tickets and programs, and advertisements, Bellavino for their wine donation, Heavens Oven for desserts, Zach Parkman for entertainment, and the rest of our generous sponsors and community members for helping us celebrate 100 years!