“The calendar has turned into our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Charlotte Doehner, shelter volunteer director. “These extra funds are really important right now since the area has been hit with colder than normal weather.”
Doehner noted the shelter has seen an increase in the price of propane and kerosene, both of which is a viable part of daily operation at the shelter.
“Electric bills are three times more than normal, because of the cold weather,” she said.
Last year the shelter printed its first calendar, “Real Men Love Cats Too.” This year the calendar, “Looking Forward to 2014,” features a combination of shelter animals and pets owned by community supporters.
Farmington Mayor Dale Fortenberry, The Generals’ Quarters Inn Chef Luke Doehner and United Print Services’ CEO Umbree Greer were three of the noted figures used in the 12-month spread.
Over 60 local businesses and supporters helped pay for the printing costs associated with the calendar. In exchange those businesses received an ad along the bottom of the calendar pages. Upcoming animal shelter events, Green Market events, Rotary Club meetings and Kiwanis Club meetings are highlighted on the calendar.
Shelter volunteers will be selling calendars inside Kroger in front of the pharmacy window on Friday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. They will also be outside the main entrance at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Friday, January 23 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, January 24 from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, January 25 from 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Cost of the calendar is $10. Calendars can also be purchased while supplies last at the shelter, The Generals’ Quarters Inn and Rossi’s Relax Station.
For more information about the calendar, contact the shelter at 284-5800 or Doehner at 286-3325.