Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County held their annual Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash raising almost $16,000 that will go to help fund their operations over the coming year.
The Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County uses the funds to provide low-cost Spay/Neuter vouchers, Pet Fostering, along with counseling and education services. They are also working to establish the first low cost Spay-Neuter clinic in our community which will help pet owners be able to afford to do their part in controlling the stray dog and cat population in the county.
The Riverview Inn ballroom was decorated in a Hollywood theme complete with a gigantic Hollywood sign dominating the dance floor.
Scattered around the room was various scenes from classic Halloween Hollywood movies such as Jack Nicholson in his iconic role in the shining peering through a hole chopped in a door. In the lobby was a ticket booth with a life size replica of the Pinhead character from the movie Hellraiser that was used as a photo backdrop for those who wished.
The silent auction was also in the lobby along with the Mr. and Miss Wags Photo Contest, but more on that later.
The food was amazing and we have George Hartman and Chef Wendell Hensley along with the culinary experts from the American Culinary Federation of Clarksville along to thank. They were also assisted in the kitchen by folks from the Fort Campbell, KY Culinary Arts Team. The spread at Wags to Witches just can’t be beat and the food is worth the ticket price alone. Budweiser of Clarksville also provided a variety of Budweiser beers as free refreshments for those who attended.
Hartman is an amazing cake designer and created a special cake in honor of the 5th anniversary of Wags to Witches.
The Mr. and Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest is one of the big money makers for the events. Pet owners who wish to participate submit photos of their pet for consideration which are placed on the Humane Society web site for public voting. The top five male photos & top five female photos receiving the most donations are selected as the Finalists, and then are displayed at the Wags to Witches event where attendees can vote by placing a donation in that pets jar.
|Mister Wags to Witches 2011 “Little” Bruce Miller earning a total of $467 for his fellow pets.||Miss Wags to Witches 2011 Cheetah Birdsong earning a total of $691|
|Winston $316||Jack Black $254|
|Dexter $233||Mickey $201|
|Molly $481||Trixie $548|
|Nikki $304||Lola $531|
This year the pet photo contest raised $5,727. With “Little” Bruce Miller being selected as Mr. Wags to Witches 2011 raising a total of $467. Miss Wags to Witches 2011 was Cheetah Birdsong earning a total of $691. Both of the winners are cats which goes to show that Clarksville cat owners put their money where their mouths are. Better luck next year canine owners.
The top 10 pets will be featured in the Humane Society’s 2012 Calendar. Each month will feature a different contestant with Mr and Miss Wags to Witches together on the cover. Keep an eye on Clarksville Online for more information on how to order a calendar of your very own as it becomes available.
One of the final events of the night was the costume contest. Joe Sweeten dressed up as Hulk Hogan won the most likely to make you purr (sexiest). Joe & Aimee Davidson dressed as the chicken & the egg, and won for the most likely to hack up a hairball (funniest). Glen Britt dressed as the headless guy won for most likely to chase the mailman (scariest).
Photography services were provided by Picture Your Photo Pet and People Photography and Art by Tina Hartman. Scott Chase served as the Emcee for the evening.