Most animals were dressed up and we offered costumes to be borrowed as well. A
Pet owners paid $5 as an entrance fee which helped pay for the treat bags and any extra money went to NESPCA. Money was raised through registrations and a silver collection for people who just wanted to watch. We also asked the NESPCA if they would be willing to allow for donations over $20 to receive an income tax receipt and they obliged so we did get some larger donations in the silver collection because of that.
Surprisingly, no rodeo clown was needed and we had no “accidents” or messes. However, we were prepared for those with doggy bags and wipes.
We advertised the event through social media — L.P. Miller Facebook page as well as the NESPCA, plus students sent out announcements through their Instagram & Snapchat. Our Leadership 30 class does a weekly events write-up in the Nipawin Journal as well as radio spots on TWO – yes Nipawin and area has TWO – radio stations!
We were able to raise $336.60 in registrations and silver collection. The event was such a success that we have decided to make it an annual event. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]