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Record Number Attend Second Chance for Animals Fundraiser

Attendees at the SecSecond Chance for Animals12ond Chance for Animals’ fundraiser in the Ukrainian Cultural Center on Davidson Avenue in Somerset filled the room to capacity Oct. 25, a fact that pleased everyone involved.

This was the largest crowd in the eight years the organization has held its “tricky tray” event, said fundraising chairperson Rose Rivera.

“We’re just thrilled that we have so many people interested in helping Second Chance for Animals and the Franklin Township Animal Shelter,” she said.

Second Chance for Animals runs the township shelter on DeMott Lane, near the municipal building. Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to pay for spaying, neutering and micro-chipping of the animals, among other things, Rivera said.

Some who wanted to attend had to be turned away at the door because the room had reached its legal capacity, she said.

Attendees purchased a sheet of numbered tickets which they then placed in containers near each of 352 prize baskets. The baskets were filled with items donated by local businesses.

Volunteer “runners” brought the prizes and the containers holding the tickets to the front of the hall, where the winning numbers were picked and announced.

The evening also featured door prizes and 50-50 raffles.

Rivera attributed the large turnout to active marketing through social media and the organization’s volunteers, “all out spreading the word.”

Second Chance for Animals Fundraiser

Attendees at the Second Chance for Animals fundraiser Oct. 25, 2013 filled the Ukrainian Cultural Center to capacity.

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