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Volunteer for the 6th Annual Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

 

Wags to Witches Fur Ball BashClarksville, TN – The Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County will be holding their 6th Annual Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash Saturday, October 20th from 7:00pm to Midnight. This year’s theme is “Scary Fairy Tales”.

This event has turned out to be one of their best fundraisers thanks in large part of many, many volunteers. They need your help again this year to raise our goal of $20,000, which goes right back into our community to fund their current programs, services and spay-neuter clinic goals.

Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

This event started on a whim back in 2007 and each year gains a bigger following of adults who believe, like they do, that you don’t have to be a kid to love and enjoy Halloween! Come decked out in your favorite costume or just come and be a spectator. Either way, we promise you’ll fit right in!

This event provides a superb venue at the Riverview Inn, the finest catering by the American Culinary Federation of Clarksville, complimentary beer by our friends at Budweiser of Clarksville, a huge selection of silent auction items donated by individual and business friends from all over the U.S., and professional portraits by Picture Your Photo Photography by Tina Hartman to capture your evening.

Tickets will be on sale soon!

A fundraiser of this magnitude doesn’t come together without the help of lots of committed volunteers. There are tons of areas to help with, so please consider volunteering in one or more of these areas:

  1. Decorations: Volunteers will be asked to meet one day per week (on a day/time determined by majority of the committee) to complete décor related projects, etc. Many projects can likely be done in the comfort of your own home, too. Don’t think you have to be crafty to get involved, because there is typically something for everyone to do!
  2. Solicitations: A select group of volunteers will be responsible for soliciting for and collecting donations needed for silent auction tables and door prizes. Past auctions brought in an average of $5,000, which constitutes about one-fourth of the event’s earnings, so this is a really important committee!  Phone, door-to-door solicitations and a limited number of email solicitations are required. Volunteers are also needed to pickup & transport donations.
  3. Food: Volunteers must be available to work the evening of the dance from 6:30pm-11:30pm. Help is needed arranging food onto serving trays, keeping food tables stocked with napkins, utensils, etc., removing & restocking empty food trays from hors d’oeuvres tables, and keeping guest tables cleared of trash, empty plates/glasses, etc. Cooks and food preparers are also needed – these individuals will need to arrive several hours prior to the event.
  4. Publicity: It’s very important to get the word out about our event. Volunteers are needed to hang pre-printed posters and flyers around town. Labeling, addressing, sealing and stamping invites and thank you cards will fall under this committee as well.
  5. Set Up: Décor committee volunteers will need lots of extra hands starting early on Saturday morning prior to the dance to ensure all of our décor is set up by 6:00pm dance night.
  6. Clean Up: The dance ends at Midnight, but there is typically another event scheduled in the ballroom the following morning, so everything must be cleaned up immediately after the dance, including the kitchen area! Night owls are needed to show up at Midnight (or if already in attendance, stick around after the event!) to help remove décor, clean kitchen area, transport items to the Humane Society building for storage, etc. The entire process typically only takes a couple of hours, depending on how many volunteers are available. After 6 years, we pretty much have this down to a science.

If you would like to be part of this AMAZING team effort to make Wags to Witches 2012 event bigger and better than all prior years, please call 931.648.8042 or email humanesociety@clarksville.com


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