The Chamber donates to Humane Society


Heather ainsley
BCE Publishing, Inc.

Several years ago, the Monticello Chamber of Commerce began hosting Charity Socials, an event to raise funds for Jefferson County nonprofits. The latest charitable social event, the House raised funds for the Jefferson Senior Citizen’s Center.
How it works: Every host of a Charity Socials event provides
food and beverages with a recommended donation of $ 20 for guests.
This year, four events were organized.
Denise and Tom Vogelgesang hosted on May 15, for their guests.
Oh Happy Day and The Luckie Pearl were held on May 26 for their guests.
The Chamber of Commerce and KTCreative, LLC, held June 2, for all Chamber members.
The last event of this month was hosted by Michèle Arceneaux on June 4, for her guests.
These events collectively raised nearly $ 3,000, which was donated by the Chamber of Commerce to the Jefferson County Humane Society.
This charitable social event is a way for the Chamber of Commerce to give back to the community while also hosting county-wide events that educate people about the upcoming Watermelon Festival. During these events, House members discuss upcoming Watermelon Festival activities, answer questions about the festival, and distribute the 2021 Watermelon Festival booklets.
It’s about educating people about the Watermelon Festival, while reaching out to local nonprofits and networking in the community. This benefits the not-for-profit organizations while also benefiting the House, and this, in turn, benefits the community.
Annie Anderson, chair of the board of directors of the Jefferson County Humane Society, accepted the check from the Chamber of Commerce and said that the Humane Society “is very grateful to everyone who attended the social events and helped us. Really, we can’t thank everyone enough.
Anderson says the money will go towards animal rescue efforts and upkeep at the pet store, Wolf Creek Pet Adoption Center. “We’ve had some issues with our air conditioning units in the medical building, so this will probably be the first thing we look at. “
For more information on charitable social events, contact the Chamber of Commerce at [email protected]

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