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Natchez-Adams Humane Society hosts summer fundraiser

NATCHEZ — The dog days of summer are here — at least for supporters of the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society.

NACHS is hosting its annual summer fundraiser party June 10, with the help of Molly, Ainsley and Gary Wills at their home.

Summer is the busiest time for the humane society shelter, NACHS board member Susan Callon said.

“That’s why we really try to promote a big summer fundraiser, because we are really, really busy with a ton of kittens and puppies,” Callon said.

The star of the fundraiser is surely to be 11-year-old Ainsley’s Australian shepherd — Nola — who will be featured in a kissing booth at the event to raise money for the shelter.

Molly Wills said her family got word of the summer fundraiser through Ainsley’s participation in Mae Holyoak’s Mae and Friends Lemonade and Cookie Stand, which raises money for the humane society.

Wills said Ainsley and a handful of her friends will be hostesses at the summer party.

The party, Wills said, will include a variety of activities, including a 50/50 raffle, cash bar, music by Taylor Spring and activities for children.

“There’s going to be a lot of fun things for kids, ”she said. “That’s part of the motivation for me to do this. I want kids to enjoy it, so they can participate it and it will motivate them to get involved themselves.”

The humane society, Wills said, touches many lives in the Miss-Lou.

“I think the animals can touch so many lives in so many ways, and the humane society does such a good thing by bringing people that special family member and taking care of all the strays,” she said.

Callon said the humane society is dependent on the generosity of the community.

“The community is really, really sweet and has been very generous,” she said.

The party is set for 6 to 8. p.m. on June 10 at 500 N. Pearl St. in Natchez.

Author Carl Yeatman will be at the party signing copies of his recently released book, “Nine Lives and Counting,” and a portion of sales will be donated to NACHS.

The event will feature summer food favorites, including pork loin sliders, drumettes, chicken quarters, baked beans, cole slaw, an assortment of salads and vegetables, deviled eggs and a selection of homemade desserts.

A $30 donation per person can be paid at the door. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets at the shelter on Liberty Road.

For more information about the humane society or to see adoptable pets, visit natchezpetadoptions.org.

To donate to the humane society, send a check or money order to P.O. Box 549, Natchez, MS 39121-0549.