Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau recently concluded a three-week pet supply campaign Benefit the Humane Society of Freebourne County. The drive was in response to a file Article in the Albert Lea Tribune where they explained the challenges the shelter faced Supply needs are facing a “full house” and a shortage of volunteers, according to a press release.
The campaign started in the CVB office with the goal of filling three large crates of cat/dog food, Cat litter treats and cleaning supplies. People can stop at their convenience and get off supplies. On December 3, there were big characters in costumes Out in front of the CVB greet the people and advance the leadership donation service.
At the end of the first week, a box full of supplies and some cash donations were given. The second The week was a little slower, but by the end of the third week, he was only half a square away from hitting the goal.
The event culminated with a grand closing celebration at the Edgewater Bay Pavilion featuring music by “The DJ” Dalton Janssen, hot food from The Yankee Catering, freshly baked food From BG Sweets and several graphics to give sponsored Bab Prizes Freeborn-Mower Electric Mower Co-operative Society, Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau, Daisy Blue, Freeborn County Humane Society, Pet Authority, Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, The Seed House, and Homestead Boutique. Another box full of supplies and some Financial donations were made at this event.
In the end, the Fur Baby Fun-Raiser Pet Supply Engine collected over 300 pounds of dry cat food, over 200 pounds of dry dog food, 18 pounds of peanut butter, and dozens of large containers for cats Litter, seven litter pans, approximately 20 cat/dog treat containers, approximately 400 litter bags, 40 double sized Rolls of paper towels, 33 large bottles of laundry soap, dishwashing soap and seasoning and property cleaner, a pile From cat/dog toys, two brooms with litter and over $1000 in cash and checking donations.
Another event is already being talked about in 2022 with hopes for a bigger finale It will be downtown, outside, during the warmer months.