Humane Society Thanks All Who Helped With Dance

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Editor:

The Board of Directors and the friends of the Payson Humane Society would like to thank all of the wonderful people who made our Sept. 14 dance such a great success.

Mary Kennedy contacted the Shelter with the idea of the band Junction 87 and the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino co-sponsoring a benefit for our building fund, we had never held a dance and it sounded like a great idea. Thanks to the efforts of Mary and her committee who included Rudene Collins, Sue Garn, Judy Strickland, Ann VanGheem, Sue Wolf, Peg Browne and Kathleen Hughes, the work was done and everything came together effortlessly.

Because Payson and the surrounding areas are so incredibly generous, we raised $7,300.00 in cash, 261 pounds of kitty and puppy food, 50+ cans of wet food and another $110.00 in gift certificates for food. What a fun night!!

We would like to thank the following merchants and individuals that donated items for auction:

Ace Hardware, Alberta Cook, Arbortech Tree Care, Automotive Specialists, Backstage Studio, Bashas', Buffalo Bar and Grill, Cardo's, Cedar Ridge Restaurant, Chrisy's Cottage, Chili's, Colorz Salon, Corral West, Crossroads Restaurant, Curves, Denny's, Doggie Roundup Pet Groomer, Domino's, El Rancho, Famous Sam's, Finishing Touch Flowers, Fireside Espresso, Furry Friends, Flowers by June, Foxworth Galbraith, Carol and Gary VanGheem, Grand Canyon Railway, Granny's Attic, Home and Hanger Appliance, Home Depot, Jake's Corner Bar and Restaurant, Janice Stephenson, K-9 Kamp, KFC, Kohl's Ranch, Kutz Etceteras, La Sierra, Legacy Home Furnishings, Linda Keim, Lumberman's, Macky's, Main Street Grille, Main Street Animal Clinic, Maria and John Wakelin, Miss Vicky, Mogollon Steak House, Mount Cross Lutheran Church, Mountain Chiropractic, Movie Gallery, Oasis Christian Book Store, Paradise Spa and Nails, Past and Present Boutique, Payson Athletic Club, Payson Antiques, Payson Candle Factory, Payson Day Spa, Payson Eye Care Center, Payson Feed and Supply, Payson Florist, Payson Jewelers, Payson Music Center, Payson Packaging, Payson Pet Care, Payson Pet Sitting, Payson Roundup, Pine by Design, Pine Country Animal Clinic, Pine Country Antiques and Vintage, Pizza Factory, Plant Fair, PostNet, Radio Shack, Rim Country Cellular, Rim Country Gazette, Rim Country Lanes, Rye Bar and Grill, Safeway, Sidewinders Bar, Small Cafe, Sonic Drive-In, Starbucks Coffee, Star City Telesis, Steve Bringham, Subway, Sugar Shack, Taylor Brother Beeline Music, The Critter Clipper, The Cabins on Strawberry Hill, Timeless Antiques, Tiny's Restaurant, To Massage or Knot, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Wendy's Restaurant, Western Village, Wok Express, KMOG, KRIM and KMCA radio stations.

A special thanks to Eddie Armer for the lively auction he provided for the Pet Calendar and Jan Stephenson's necklace. To the spouses of the committee and everyone who had to deal with them, THANKS!!!!

We are already planning another dance with Junction 87 performing for September 2008, what a great following they have.

Again, thank you and we look forward to next September.

The Board of the Payson Humane Society

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