Two loyal supporters of the Potsdam Humane Society have been raising funds for operations at the animal shelter for a year. Beginning in August of 2010, two cousins,Lois Soshia and Jean Farnham, collected goods and hosted garage sales.
In addition, Lois’ daughter made a lovely quilt to be raffled at the sales. The ladies have been stockpiling the money hoping to give a large boost to PHS as the newly renovated and expanded animal shelter on Madrid Avenue becomes fully operational this month.
The year- long effort culminated in Parishville on Saturday the 13th of August at the town-wide garage sales with the drawing of the winning raffle ticket and a presentation to PHS with over $1500 in cash for the animals’ care. Surely, it is amazing what these women, who prefer to stay away from the animal shelte itself, can do to positively affect the operations of the animal welfare facility.
Florence Crawford of Lansdowne, Ontario was the lucky winner of the quilt. Thanks to all who bought tickets and patronized the events hosted by Lois and Jean. Again the North Country Community has shown its loyal support. Kudos to these two wonderful determined friends of PHS.
The Humane Society is always in need of funds to keep the shelter running to serve the citizens of the North Country and their animal companions.. Anyone wishing to help may donate conveniently on line at potsdamhumanesociety.org via PayPal, or by sending a contribution to Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave. Potsdam, NY 13676.