Creature Comforts: A Sweet Success
C.V.H.S. held its first annual coffee and dessert tasting event on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at The Governor's Inn, Rochester. Many people turned out on the lovely, spring-like day to please their palette with all kinds of confections.
Delicious desserts were provided by our host, The Governor's Inn, Sweet Flours Bakery, English Garden Teas, Fogarty's Restaurant, Creative Confections, Strafford Farms Restaurant, Friendly's Restaurant, Weathervane Seafood Restaurant., Shop N' Save, Aunt Marie's Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Care Pharmacy, Wooden Nichols, Panda Buffet, 301 Restaurant, and Harvey's Bakery. Coffee and tea were freshly brewed by Carpe Diem Coffee Roasting Co. and English Garden Teas. While patrons nibbled on sweets and treats, the Ocean Winds Flute Ensemble delighted them with various selections.
We raised over $1,100.00 for the animals. A huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors and to all our supporters who came out. We are planning on growing this event into an annual fundraiser. We have 9 months to work off all those calories and get ready to work out again next year.......... Watch our fall newsletter for next year's date!
As we go to print, the Dover Girl Scouts are organizing their second "Tbe Big Help" project for the shelter. On March 28, the scouts dropped off shopping bags donated by Hannaford/Shop N' Save to households in Dover who are being requested to fill them with food and related items for the animals at the shelter. On April 4th, the scouts will pick up the bags and bring them to the Riverside Rest Home on County Farm Road for sorting. Residents of the rest home will provide juice and treats for the participating troops. The scouts earn points toward their merit badge and will receive information on Humane Education and a certificate of appreciation for their good work from the shelter. A therapy dog will be on hand to interact with the scouts and the residents. Last year's big help bags lasted 4 - 6 months. We salute Dover Girl Scouts!
April 25th is the early kick-off for Be Kind to Animals Week. In celebration, Lilac Mall in Rochester will be hosting a mural exhibit created by the following classes and groups participating in CVHS's Humane Education program:
The mayors of Rochester and Dover and the Superintendent of Schools have been invited to lend their support in recognizing the value of our companion animals.
Other programs sponsored by the shelter in celebration of our companion animals will be the IAMS Adoptathon scheduled for the weekend of May 2 which will include an Open house and various demonstrations such as clicker training. Staff and volunteers will also be hosting off-site adoptions at local supporting businesses such as Blue Seal, Rochester, Dover Agway, Dover, and Pet Quarters, Newington. Keep posted for more information on these exciting events.
BETS FOR PETS: LAS VEGAS NIGHT
Friday, April 17th, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth
Once again Cocheco Valley will be hosting our annual Las Vegas Night. We invite everyone to come out and play Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, and much more. This event will be sponsored by:
CAN YOU SPARE A STRIKE?? C.V.H.S. BOWL-A-THON RETURNS!!
Once again, we will be calling on all bowlers to hit the lanes! On Saturday, May 9, from 1:00 to 3:00p.m., we will be bowling for the animals at the Dover Bowl. A pledge form is provided below or can be picked up at the shelter beginning March 30th. We encourage bowlers to get as many pledges as they can. If a bowler cannot corect pledges, their bowling fee will be $10.00. Prizes for the most pledges received will include a weekend for two in Hyannisport, a television, and gift certificates to various local businesses. Shoes and balls will be provided. Teams and leagues are encouraged to come out in full force. Any questions, please call Tabitha at 749-5322. Pledge money will be collected the day of the event.