Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Give for Good was Great

  Yesterday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with our community by coming together for a day of giving either online or at one of the many events across NW Louisiana.  We chose to support our favorite no-kill shelter the Humane Society of NW LA.  The Great Raft Brewery, a local microbrewery hosted a fundraiser for the shelter.  There was a great turnout of pet lovers and their furry friends.  Ki’Mexico served delicious Mexican Soul Food, Great Raft had a special Cinco de Mayo beer release, we listened to live music from The Katalyst and Jonathon Brasell and of course, the volunteers from the HSNWLA were on hand to answer questions.  Great Raft donated $1 from every beer sold.  Best of all, it was PET FRIENDLY!  There aren’t many pet-friendly venues in our area.  The Give for Good fundraising day is led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for our non-profit groups.

  We met some really nice people like Kelly S. and her Great Dane Etta Jane.  I even found another Melissa with her husband Brandon and their awesome dog Lola.  We are together in the bottom picture.  The fantastic artist is Adam Volker who volunteered his time and talent with others from the fabulous world of Moonbot Studios.  He drew the sketch of Bentley from a cellphone picture.  All of the money donated for the drawings was given to the Humane Society.  Thanks to everyone that came out to show their support for this life-saving shelter.


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29 comments :

  1. Terrific Melissa!! LOVE the photos!! Awesome event!!

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  2. Sounds like a really wonderful and fun event and it is so nice that the community businesses get involved, too!

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  3. Looks like a fun time and nice weather.

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  4. what a fabulous event for a good cause! I love your sketch, that's 100% Bentley, it's super pawsome!
    easy rider

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  5. Looks like a great event! That sketch of Bentley is amazing!! We have something similar but it portraits for pets!

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  6. That sounds like the perfect event! Glad you had a wonderful time while enjoying the fundraiser. :)

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  7. THAT is the WAY to celebrate Cinco Da Mayo....

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  8. This must have been such a joyful day. And what a lovely idea to donate $1 per drink.

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  9. What a great idea to make the celebration about community and giving. We celebrated on a very small scale with family here. Love the photos - looks like a lot of fun! X Susie and Kilo Pug

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  10. What a great way to celebrate! Love the drawing of Bentley ~Rascal and Rocco

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  11. What a wonderful idea and looks like you all had an incredible time.

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  12. Fantastic! You had fun, and helped a great cause! :)

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  13. What a wonderful event !
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  14. Wow...you guys went all out....glad it supported the pets....bet with all that beer consumed there was some wobbly peeps........we celebrated by having a good old American Cheese burger with Dad!

    The Mad Scots

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  15. It sounds like this was a really great time! I hope that it was a success for the animals. I love the dog drawing :)
    - Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  16. What a cool event! We have one like this coming up but will be at blogpaws!

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  17. Looks like a fun time was had by all!

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  18. Sounds like a wonderful event. Gotta love Mexican food and the brewery beer would be just the thing to top it off. I hope the event raised ample funds for the Humane Society of NW LA.

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful event! I'm so glad you found a great dog friendly event near you - I love attending all kinds of dog friendly events! Great group photo at the bottom left, so cute!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  20. What a great event! And that sketch of Bentley is spectacular!
    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  21. Sounds like a great event - love when the community comes together like that.

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  22. It looks like it was a fun and successful event, and I LOVE that drawing of Bentley!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  23. That sketch is awesome! What a talented individual!

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