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The Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash had another howlingly successful year

 

Clarksville, TNWags to Witches Fur Ball BashThe Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society transformed the Riverview Inn Ballroom on October 20th into a ghoulish place, but one with an important purpose. It was to serve as the site of the 6th Annual Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash. The fund raising event drew 150 people many of them in costume to help raise money to help fund the operations of the local chapter of the Humane Society for another year.

Nearly $13,000 was raised. $3,616 of that was through the Mr & Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest, and another $4,000 through the live and silent auctions. six local companies sponsored tables for their employees and guests. “This event could not happen without the support of local businesses and individuals who donate items for our auctions, as well others who donating their services to help support the event such as advertising, linens, photography, and the free beer.” said Humane Society President Stacey Hopwood.

Some of the great costumes at the 2012 Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

Some of the great costumes at the 2012 Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

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Veterans Information Seminar to be held January 31st

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Career Center, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization, will host a Veterans Information Seminar beginning at 10:00am, January 31st, at the William O. Beach Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane.

Veterans will hear presentations from representatives of several local agencies about employment services, job placement, veterans’ preferences, homeless programs, disability compensation, dependent benefits, GI Bill and VA health care, among other programs and services. «Read the rest of this article»

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The City of Clarksville’s Pooch Pool Party was a wonderful event for pets and their owners

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville held their first Pooch Pool Party this weekend at the Swan Lake Swimming Pool. Around 60 pets participated in this ground breaking event for the City of Clarksville. One reason that Swan Lake pool was chosen was due to the fact that the kids wading pool is the only zero-entry swimming pool in our area. Both of the pools at the facility were open to the pets. Special ramps were attached to the hand rails to allow easy entry and exit from the main pool.

In addition to the swimming, there were several games held including a big splash contest. Liz McGraw’s Malti-poo (Maltese and Poodle mix) McKenzie won the contest for animals for 30 pounds and under. Door prizes from the various sponsors were also given away.

Liz McGraw accepting the prize for the biggest splash on behalf of McKenzie

Liz McGraw accepting the prize for the biggest splash on behalf of McKenzie

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Flag Day Observance in Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

Clarksville, TN – Flag Day was officially observed in Montgomery County yesterday at VFW Post 4895 located off of Haynes Street behind the former location of Gateway Hospital.

The Ceremony was held under the Auspices of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization, Marine Corps League, Detachment 603, The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 VFW Post 4895, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 457, with the assistance several young members of Cub Scout Pack 503, Brownie Pack 504, and under the watchful eye of fire fighters from Clarksville Fire Rescue Station #4. Stacey Hopwood served as the Emcee. DAV Commander Art Taylor and VFW Post service officer David Ross conducted the burning ceremony.

VFW Post service officer David Ross honorably retires a flag during the Flag Retirement Ceremony during Flag Day

VFW Post service officer David Ross honorably retires a flag during the Flag Retirement Ceremony during Flag Day

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Honors Citizen Soldiers on Memorial Day

 

This is part 2 of our 3 part Memorial Day Coverage. The final part will be posted tomorrow evening.

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County holds an annual Memorial Day Ceremony each year recognizing the price that soldiers and their families pay for their defense of our country. It also honors those soldiers who gave their lives on the field of battle for our nation. It lets the community mourn together with the families and friends who are left behind.

The Ceremony is put on by the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization and was held at Veterans Memorial Park (1300 Madison Street) on a beautiful spring day.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Col. William K. Gayler, and Clarksville Tennessee Mayor Kim McMillan pause for a moment of silence after placing a wreath in front of the War Memorial

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Col. William K. Gayler, and Clarksville Tennessee Mayor Kim McMillan pause for a moment of silence after placing a wreath in front of the War Memorial

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Veterans Outreach Program

 

To Assist Veterans, Dependents and Survivors

U.S.  Department of Veterans AffairsMontgomery County, TN – On Friday, April 15th, 2011, the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Montgomery County Veterans Service Office, will conduct this Outreach to assist Veterans, Dependents and Survivors between 10:00am -3:00pm at the Civic Hall in Veterans Plaza. «Read the rest of this article»

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Veterans Information Seminar slated for Civic Hall

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Career CenterClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Career Center, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization, will host a Veterans Information Seminar from 9:00am to 11:30am, Thursday, January 27th at the Montgomery County Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane.

Veterans can hear presentations from representatives of several local organizations to include the Army Career & Alumni Program, the Family Employment Readiness Program, Urban Ministries, Goodwill, and Centerstone.   «Read the rest of this article»

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The Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash a howling success

 
The Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash, featuring Waldo (DJ Scott Chase)

The Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash, featuring Waldo (DJ Scott Chase)

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society transformed the Riverview Inn Ballroom on Saturday evening into a ghoulish place, but one with an important purpose. It was to serve as the site of the 4th Annual Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash. The fund raising event drew 150 people many of them in costume to help raise money to help fund the operations of the local chapter of the Humane Society for another year.

Nearly $14,000 was raised. $4045 of that was through the Mr & Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest. Nine companies sponsored tables for their employees and guests. “This event could not happen without the support of local businesses and individuals who donate services and / or items for our auctions, as well as donating in-kind services such as billboard and newspaper advertising and the free beer.” said Humane Society President Stacey Hopwood.

The Mr & Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest

The Mr & Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest

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Humane Society of Clarksville – Montgomery County (HSCMC) Beneficiary of Recent Comedy on the Cumberland Benefit

 

Written by HSCMC President Stacey Hopwood

Humane Society of Clarksville – Montgomery County (HSCMC)Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday night, October 12th, the place to be in Clarksville was the Roxy Regional Theatre.  Four hilarious comedians rocked the house with laughter as the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County benefited from a gala night.

Comedy on the Cumberland was the brainchild of Clarksville talk show host and comedian Hank Bonecutter, who saw a demand for stand up comedy in the Clarksville/Fort Campbell community. “With the help of sponsors like F&M Bank, Wendy’s, and Wyatt Johnson, we knew we could affect change in our community”, said Bonecutter. “All of the proceeds generated through the show’s ticket sales go directly to the charity, so people can make a tax deductible donation and enjoy a great show”.

Comedy on the Cumberland organizer Hank Bonecutter presents HSCMC Programs Director Amy Shaver with $3420 in proceeds from ticket sales for the October 12th COTC benefit show.

Comedy on the Cumberland organizer Hank Bonecutter presents HSCMC Programs Director Amy Shaver with $3420 in proceeds from ticket sales for the October 12th COTC benefit show.

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Veterans Information Seminar slated for Civic Hall

 

Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Career Center, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization, will host a Veterans Information Seminar from 9:00am to 11:00am October 21st at the Montgomery County Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane.

Veterans can speak with representatives of several local organizations about employment rights and services, job placement, veterans’ preferences, homeless programs, VA disability compensation, dependent benefits, GI Bill and other VA education benefits, and VA health care, among other programs and services veterans are entitled to.

Additionally, Assistant Director Stacey Hopwood will give a briefing about the array of services offered at the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization, and Michael Elliott will discuss services for veterans available through the Career Center.

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