The Lodge raises funds for county animal shelter

November 29, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

On  Nov. 19, Ryan Dryden and Joe Velazquez, owners of The Lodge, at 2614 National Pike, held a fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.  

On Nov. 21, Dryden and Valazquez presented the donation to shelter Executive Director Paul Miller.

Approximately 177 people attended the event and $800 was raised for the shelter in addition to a number of animal-related items. Donations came from half of all the night’s admissions charges as well as the proceeds from several raffles, evening specials and the sale of specially designed baskets created by Jim Riffle.  

“We wanted to do something for the homeless animals in Washington County and to give back to the community,” Dryden said.  ”We love animals and plan to hold events to raise money for the humane society several times a year.”  
Miller was impressed.  

“This was a very successful fundraiser and we really appreciate Ryan and Joe holding it for us.” Miller said. “We appreciate their offer to hold more events ... for us next year. It certainly illustrates their dedication to the community.”

Senior site calendar

Smithsburg senior site calendar:
Wednesday — Chair exercises and charades, 10 a.m.  

Friday — “Depression and Mood Changes” with Ita Kavanaugh, 10 a.m.   

Monday, Dec. 5 — Healthy, thrifty holiday cooking and recipes handouts, 10 a.m.

Cascade Elementary

A report from Cascade Elementary School’s Mrs. Brown, art teacher:

 “I look forward to having a fun and creative time with all grades this year. The students worked on back-to-school advertisements, showing items that the students saw on sale for back to school and items they didn’t see, but said they would like to see.”                                                                         

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