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Let’s all go to the beach for shelter

Flip flops, sunglasses, and shorts…who doesn’t love summer and going to the beach! Instead of driving hours to get there, we thought we’d bring the fun of going to the beach to Natchez. The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society is hosting a beach party fundraiser at BriarVue, next to the Briars, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Atkins for their generosity in allowing us the use of their beautiful home. For the few of you who don’t already know it, BriarVue offers a breath-taking view of the Mississippi River, and if you haven’t had the privilege of witnessing it first-hand, now is your chance. The venue and the view are both spectacular.

We’ll have a cash bar available along with a long list of delicious hors d’oeuvres such as Sandy Beach treats, Catch-of-the Day, and Surfin’ Safari. Grab a cocktail or a Coca-Cola and claim your spot on one of the outside decks and watch the sun set over the magnificent Mississippi River while listening to the song stylings of “Whistling’ Ray” Tuttle.

A donation of $25 per person will benefit the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society by helping to feed and care for the many homeless dogs and cats in our area. We will also have lots of silent auction items donated by generous, animal-loving individuals and businesses in Natchez-Adams County. We have a gorgeous Vera Bradley matching beach bag/beach towel set donated by One-of-A-Kind, vintage items from Vintage Retreat on State Street, beautiful flowering plants from Upton Nursery, a $200 gift certificate from Toby’s Hair Salon on Main Street, and a birthday cake gift certificate donated by Theresa Mullins, to name just a few. If you would like to donate something for the silent auction, please call Susan Callon at 601-445-5268. This is a big part of our fundraiser, and we truly, truly appreciate everything everyone does to help us raise money for all of the unfortunate animals in our shelter.

Feel free to come dressed in your shorts and flip-flops or your favorite beach attire. We can’t promise you’ll leave with a tan, but we can promise you’ll have fun, especially knowing you’re helping to raise money for the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society. We’d also like to remind you that we have many adorable pets waiting for adoption. We’re located at 392 Liberty Road in Natchez and are open Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The number at the shelter is 601-442-4001. If you’re looking to adopt, you can visit the shelter or find darling pictures of adoptable pets at our website, Natchezpetadoptions.org.

For more information on the party, feel free to call me at 601-445-5180 or Susan Callon at 601-445-5268. Tickets for the event may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling one of us. The never-ending love and generosity from the community in support of the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society is appreciated more than you could possibly know.  Every dollar you give helps to save a life. If you can’t attend but would still like to donate, your check to the NACHS can be mailed to P.O. Box 549, Natchez, MS 39121-0549. Thank you!

Oh, and don’t forget to bring your phone or camera for some fun photo ops! Until then, we’ll see you at the beach!  Surf’s Up!

 

Laura Newkirk is a member of Natchez-Adams County Humane Society.

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