CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The third annual Fall Festival to benefit PAWS animal rescue will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2295 Seymour Road, south of Corunna Road in Clayton Township.
Entry donation is $5. Children age 12 and younger are admitted free.
Festivities include bake sales, cake and pie auctions, a bounce house, face painting, pony rides, wagon rides, fire trucks, games, refreshments, adoptable animals, characters such as Iron Man, Predator, Ninja Turtles and Princess Elsa, and 50/50 drawings at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The 2016 Swartz Creek Firefighters Association calendars will be on sale for $15. Proceeds benefit the no-kill animal shelter based in Clayton Township.
“The Fall Festival proceeds are critical to carrying us through the end of the fiscal year,” said PAWS board member Glenda Beatty. “Summer veterinary expenses have emptied PAWS’ coffers.”
The Fall Festival is PAWS’ biggest fundraiser of the year. It helps the volunteer group get through the winter and pay for veterinary care for rescued animals.
Last year’s festival raised more than $9,000 and attracted more than 1,200 people, some of whom took home kittens and met some of PAWS’ canine residents.
Those wishing to donate to the PAWS medical fund may send checks to PAWS Rescue, PO Box 87, Swartz Creek, 48473.
In addition, there are still a few spaces open for two Painting for Paws paint and wine parties at the Swartz Creek Area Art Gallery.
Artist Tana Jacks of Whimsical Pet Portraits will help participants created portraits of their pets on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Nov. 6.
The cost is $60, which covers wine, snacks, and all supplies and materials, including a prepared canvas of each pet’s sketched photo which will be ready to paint.
Payments may be made via PayPal on the website at www.pawsanimalrescue.net. Please note that it is for the “paint class”, or send checks payable to PAWS to 8449 Cappy Lane, Swartz Creek, Mi 48473. Please include a name and phone number.