Posted by admin | Posted in French Broad Friday Events | Posted on 08-08-2010
Tags: Blannahassett Island, Bucky Parker, Connie Molland, Danni Iosello, dog beds, Dog Daze, Dogs, downtown marshall, French Broad Friday, friends of Madison County Animals, Kathy Hendricks, Lois Simbach, Marshall Arts District, Marshall NC, Mike Stevenson, Richard McCracken, silent auction, Tim Hurley
Looking for a special dog bed? Come to Downtown Marshall!
Special to the News Record & Sentinel
In conjunction with the upcoming Dog Daze French Broad Friday on August 13th, several local artists have created one-of-a-kind dog beds that will be auctioned off as a fund raiser for Friends of Madison County Animals (FOMCA). FOMCA is headquarted in historic downtown Marshall, and works to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Madison County and increase their well-being. Programs include a spay-neuter program, vaccination clinics, feral cat trap/neuter/return, an outreach center, educational programs and a pet pantry.
Dog Daze is the third in the 2010 series of “French Broad Friday” events in downtown Marshall. (See prior post for the Program of Events).
Several of the dog beds were made by local woodworkers using locally harvested, recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials. Lois Simbach created a half dozen bed cushions – some are paired with the wooden beds and others will be auctioned off on their own. Some of the beds are for big dogs and others are more suitable for medium or small dogs. The unique beds are on display at the following businesses in downtown Marshall: Ain’t That Cuticle, Bacchus Bistro, Bowman Hardware, Flow, Good Stuff, Lapland Bookshop & Art, Madison County Courthouse, Penland’s Department Store and Zuma, with more to come.
The fund raiser is a silent auction that opened last week. Bids are accepted any time until the auction closes at 8:00pm on Friday, August 13th when the highest bidder will win the bed. Artists donated their work to the event and all proceeds from the auction benefit Friends of Madison County Animals.