Greetings Friends of the Animals,
We are reviving our Fall Festival with a modification, this year it well be held at The Beaver Bar, 3537 Bus 17, Murrells’ Inlet. It is scheduled for Saturday November 29, 1-6pm. We hope we can develop this into a big annual family event to replace the one we had at the sanctuary.
Menu; BBQ, Slaw, and Baked Beans supplied by Leslie Beaver plus we will have Perlou (David Essick volunteered to cook), and Vegan Chili.
There will be a contest to collect acorns for the deer to enjoy during the winter, 3 top acorn collectors by weight will each get a t-shirt and a calendar. Acorns should be clean of sticks, leaves, and debris. They should be bagged in 1 gal freezer bags and frozen soon after collecting to kill the little worm that may have taken up residence. Don’t bring them into your house until you clean them, then put them into the freezer.
We will have event T-shirts, sponsored by Great White Shirt Co. in PI, this year so we need to develop sponsors. You or a business you frequent can be a sponsor of the festival (and other events). Because there is a limit to the space on the shirts, we will have a “Name Only” sponsors who will get 2 meal tickets, “Silver” sponsors will get their name and logo on the shirt plus 1 free T-shirt and 2 meal tickets, ‘Gold” sponsor will get 2 free shirts, 5 meal tickets and a calendar. The Beaver Bar and any ‘service type’ sponsors like media, musicians, etc., will qualify based on value of service.
We would like to thank Pet Galley in Murrells Inlet for being a sponsor.
Activities include 2 bounce houses for the kids, corn hole games, face painting, and music. There will be a bake sale, and a table of souvenirs, t-shirts, jewelry, crafts, and our new 2015 calendars.
Meet and greet a few animal ambassadors. SC-CARES volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the animals and the sanctuary’s rescue and educational activities. If you know someone that may be interested in volunteering or supporting bring them along. There is an increasing need for every talent at SC-CARES, from animal care and enrichment activities, to building, to fund raising, and everything in-between.
We will have a raffle for a 42” or bigger HDTV, so there will be tickets to sell. Tickets can be picked up at Sweeties, they will be $5/1 or $20/5, and winner does not have to be present. Tickets must be filled out with contact info. Online purchase of the $20 option through the SC-CARES site.
We will, at minimum, need volunteers at the following stations Food table, Acorn table, 50/50 Raffles, Sales table, Bake sale table, Bounce houses, Face Painting, Corn Hole and other games.
If you want to help with the event, in any capacity, from distributing fliers to assisting the day of, or if you have ideas that we can consider, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.