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Wheels for Paws pulls in $1800 for Colleton Animals

By now, it should be no surprise to the readers of Colleton County how much volunteers do for the animals of Colleton County. People from across the county pull events together and donate their fund raising efforts to “Friends of the Colleton County Animals Shelter” (FoCCAS). The non-profit volunteer based organization is thrilled to have so many people caring for the animals. Two of their biggest supporters came together this past weekend to create a new event “Wheels for Paws”. The Going to the Dogs Band along with Pat and Joyce Catterton partnered with the Silver Dollar Pawn Shop to host the first ever “Wheels for Paws”.

According to Scott Brennan, a member of the Going to the Dogs Band, the first time event was a good time for all. “We had several cars enter the car show and even more motorcycles come out and enjoy a fun ride. Cal with the Silver Dollar Pawn shop was very generous to us and gave us items to raffle during the fund raiser. Deb’s Delights, a vendor at our local Farmer’s Market, donated cakes for the cake auction and lots of other goodies for us to eat including the hotdogs,” said Brennan. Going to the Dogs Band enjoyed playing music while Becky’s Balloons provided lots of fun entertainment for kids of all ages with her creative balloon creations.

Trophies were awarded to the best vehicle by people’s choice votes and also for the vehicle which earned the most money through donations. All together the first time event pulled in $1800 to be donated to FoCCAS for their continued support of the animals of Colleton County. Sarah Miller, Vice-President of FoCCAS, loves when the community comes together for the animals. “We’re so excited to have supporters willing to raise money for the animals. Whether a bake sale, supply drive, or big event like Wheels for Paws, we appreciate all the community support,” said Miller on the fund raising effort.

The Going to the Dogs Band gives any money they raise to FoCCAS bringing their four year total to around $32,000. The newly transformed trio plays most any kind of music folks would like to hear. They play gigs as small as backyard parties to as big as the Coastal Carolina Fair. For more information on how to book the band, visit their website at www.goingtothedogsmusic.com. For more information on how you can help FoCCAS, visit their website at www.foccas-sc.org.

Christie Slocum (545 Posts)