Treasures Antiques, Collectables & MORE, located at 106 Ponemah Road in Amherst, NH, will be the place to be on the weekend of May 6th & 7th, for their annual Kitty Angels Fundraiser and adoption days. This is their 23nd event and will run both days from 9AM to 5PM rain or shine.
Kitty Angels, Inc., a no-kill cat shelter, has been the beneficiary of these awesome events at Treasures by not only gaining much needed funds, but getting quite a number of the countless felines in their care adopted. Kitty Angels, Inc., itself, is made up of all unpaid volunteers and is dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats, furnishing them with treatment for injuries or other health issues before placing them into their new forever homes with compatible owners. They are a non-profit, charitable corporation where all donations are fully tax-deductible and every penny of every donation is used in the caring of cats. (View their website at: www.kittyangels.org).
This year’s event will feature over 100 amazing vendors in an entertaining, crafts, flea market, yard sale and county-fair type atmosphere complete with live bands. Members of the Amherst Animal Hospital will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about cats or any other animal. ‘The New England Brethren of Pirates,’ a reenactment and improve troupe, will be back, entertaining guests as characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, selling hand-made wares and playing fun, pirate themed games with children. “Derek Fimbel” will entertain with folk music on Saturday from 11AM-1:30PM and “Back to the Garden” will play on Sunday from 11AM to about 1:30PM. Our friends from Nevajans’ Farm will bring their petting zoo suitable for all ages. (Dates, times of entertainment and entertainers are subject to change.)
In addition to these “attractions” there will be food vendors including, Sillie Puffs, Jakes Ice Cream, Royal Towne Fudge, Enchanted Harvest (Herbs), Grass Brook Maple Products, Dippy Chippy & More and Hickory Nut Farm. There are several other natural product food vendors. Skilled artisans, crafters and businesses will include Damsel in Defense, Paws & Pockets plus chair massages by Paul Mosier, LAC and a vast growing list of other vendors. Along with the various “yard sale” items that can be found, you’ll be guaranteed to uncover a bargain for yourself, your pet, your home, or your garden sanctuary as items include pet supplies, jewelry, honey, jams, syrups, candles, soaps, florals, sports, clothing, minerals, fossils, crystals, essential oils, handmade felt and wool products and much, much more. Cindia Jackson’s Fine Air-Roasted Coffee and Dunkin Donuts will be featured at the refreshment tent.
An electrifying raffle of numerous and diverse prizes, will be featured throughout the fundraising weekend and into the month of June. The raffle has always been successful in raising added funds for this event. All prizes are generously donated by local and national businesses including some of the on-site vendors.
This annual fundraising event for “Kitty Angels, Inc.” is the “pet” charity of Treasures’ owners, Rick & Sherry Tobin. To date, their fundraising efforts have far exceeded $70,000.
If you’d like to make a donation, but can’t come to the event that weekend, you may send a check or money order to Kitty Angels Inc., P. O. Box 638, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. Please put Treasures in the memo line. As always, you can drop off a check at Treasures and they will forward it for you. If you can’t make a monetary donation at this time, but would like to help, material donations will be happily accepted such as postage stamps, cat food (both dry and canned), kitty litter (non-scoopable preferred, but any litter is good litter), medical supplies, bedding (clean towels, blankets, quilts, clean denim and corduroy, quilted bedspreads), carriers, cleaning supplies including bleach, laundry detergent and paper towels, photocopy paper, cat toys and cat furniture as well as trash bags. You don’t have to wait for this event to drop off any donations for ‘Kitty Angels.’ You can do that any time the store is open, which is 10AM to 5PM daily. The address is 106 Ponemah Road, Amherst, NH 03031.
Special thanks go to Clark & Leighton, P.C. Dentistry who, were kind enough to donate a portion of their land for this event.
This popular and much sought after annual fundraising event will not only benefit the kitties, but will provide you with fun, bargains, food, ideas and knowledge. You PAWSITIVELY have to attend. Please consider adopting a new, life-long, forever-friend as well.
There is still space available if you are interested in being a vendor for the event? A donation fee of $30.00 is all you need for an outdoor space, and will cover both days! Contact Sherry or Rick at (603) 672-2535. Visit their website for more information at www.TreasuresNH.com.