Nearly 250 attendees showed their great generosity recently at the unique AARF Singing Impressionist Fundraiser, Lunch, Dinner, & Auction. The goal for the day was to raise enough donations to cover the expenses for 1 year of transports, thereby saving hundreds of dogs and cats from being euthanized. Due to the awesome crowd bidding “High & Often”, we reached our $10,000.00 goal. Visit the AARF Facebook page to see a full album of photos.
The wonderful meal was provided by Doug and Sarah Scarlett and their famous homemade dressing was a hit, so much we sold a bottle in our live auction. The entertainment for the night was provided by singing impressionist Conner Lorre from Atlanta. The crowd was in awe of his amazing talent as they danced to his astounding impressions of Neil Diamond, Steve Perry, and Barry Manilow, just to name a few. All in all, it was a fabulous night for the attendees and for our furry friends.
Thanks to those who helped advertise this event for free, allowing us to have a “sold out show”. Specifically we would like to thank Keith Walther of The Vista for 3 months of wonderful ads and First National Bank of TN for posting our event on their digital billboard for 2 weeks.
The Organizers of the event wish to thank all who attended, the many Sponsors, the numerous Businesses & Individuals who gave Auction Items, and our great Volunteers. Please support the following Pet loving Businesses who strongly supported this event: Cash Sponsors- East Tn. Dodge, Timeless Treasures & Gifts, Happy Hound Realty, Erika Wonn, Crossville Heating and Cooling, TASCO Color Group Cookeville, In Memory of Reese Cup, Bean, Smith & Burnett Attorneys, Sav Mart, Bed & Biscuit Kennel, Crossville Smiles, Home Instead Senior Care, Gwin Realty, Jim ParhamExit Rocky Top Realty, Fairfield Homes – Glade Realty, Rich & Sara Myslinski, Phil & Lynne Riley, Ned & Deb Giddens, Mayberry Home Furnishings, LaCosta FFG, Larry Trammel – State Farm, and Plateau Corvette Club; Auction/Product/Service Donations: Advanced Auto Parts, AMPS, Amy Swindle Hair Sensations, April Heavlin Ellusions, Auto Zone, Beef & Barrel, Bed & Biscuit, Best Friends Veterinary, Bev Pitts, Big Boys BBQ, Boone Harman, Brass Lantern, Brooks & Mae Wimberly, Butcher Block, Deb Birdsall/Caring Touch Massage, Carolyn Jones, Cat Fit Yoga, Chestnut Hill Winery, Chuckles, Companion Animal Clinic, Cookeville Antique Mall, Crawdaddy’s Grill, The Diner Grill, Dave & Lilly Beach/Arby’s, Donna Lucas, East TN Dodge, El Tappatio’s, Fairfield Beauty Shop, Flowers Bakery, Food City Crossville & FFG, Fortes, Frank & Diane Howard, Glade Café, Golden Chopstick’s, Gondola’s, Good Times Liquor, Elisa Burnett Hair Connection, Happy Hound Realty, Tracey Walther/Hey It’s Crochet, Janet Harman, Jan’s Liquor, J&R Automotive, JP’s Nascar Outlet, Jim Hill, Joshua’s Pet Treat Bakery, Julie Moorefield, Karen Kulinich, Kim Raby, La Costa FFG, La Costa Crossville, Landscape Solutions, Las Margaritas, Mega Bites, Northside Family Dentistry, One Tail at a Time, Peavine Wine & Liquor, PetSense, Pet Spa, Pet Supply World, Plateau Animal Hospital, Plateau Lanes, Plateau Outdoors, Polished Nail Bar, Rick Amador/Oakleys, Rocky Top 10 Cinema, Roger & Nancy Hardin, Ronnie Webb, Shadden Tire, Simonton’s, Spic-n-Span Cleaning, Southern Traditions, Tony Perry/Star Recording/Crossville News First, Staples, Stonehaus Winery, Sweet Effects, Time to Shine, Tony’s Place, Tractor Supply, Villa Pizza, Gifts from the Heart, and The Vista.
Also, our deepest thanks to our Core Organizers: Dawniel & Ricky Kendall (Leaders), Star Amador (Creator), Bud Leathers, Donna Lucas, Rick Ames, Kim & Dave Raby, Linda Perry, Julie Moorefield, Karen Lankford and to our Event Volunteers: Randi-Jo Covington, Anna Maria Fouad, Ann Cox, Dee Crooks, Betty Gates, Lindsey Waldrep, and Darrin & Trudi Stryker.
In summary, this was one unique, fun night providing much financial support to AARF ($10,000 net). Please continue to support A.A.R.F. through Donations, Foster Parenting, Volunteering, etc. www.aarf-tn.com. Thanks everyone!
Mark your calendars! May 21st is the 3rd Annual Woofstock presented by Plateau Animal Hospital. This event will take place at the Cumberland Community Complex in Crossville, TN (1398 Livingston Road, Crossville). The day starts at 10AM with a Blessing of the Pets. Events include Parade of Breeds, Obedience Demonstration, and a Police K9 Demonstration! Contests include Best Dressed Pet, Longest Ear contest, Doggy Olympics, Peanut Butter Lickoff contest, Dunking for Hot Dogs, Best Shedder, Obedience Baseball and so much more! AARF will be there along with some of our other animal welfare friends. Lots of vendors and food – all benefiting a SUPERIOR cause The Ddoc Foundation who do a great job at supporting retired working dogs. Check out their tribute video below. VENDOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE and PAH is still looking for donations of Silent Auction items to benefit this great cause. Want more information? Call Amber at 931-484-8060.
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 19, 2016
Pet’s AARF Name: Slinky
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Onyx
How is your adopted pet doing? Tell us about them and how they fit into your family.: Onyx is doing great and is fitting very well with our first dog. They run and play all day, they give each other kisses and lay next to each other. Onyx is a great addition to our growing family. We love him very much. Thank you AARF and a special thanks to Karen his foster mom!
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: November 13, 2015
Pet’s AARF Name: Glitter
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Sophie
How is your adopted pet doing? Tell us about them and how they fit into your family.: She is doing extremely well. Has pretty much made our home hers and just lets us live here.:) Am attaching photos of Sophie and her new furry friend, Jasmine( also an AARF girl) recently adopted by a friend of ours, Phil. the girls love playing together at the dog park. Thought you’d like to see…. hugs for all you do.
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: December 2015
Pet’s AARF Name: Gigi
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Gigi
How is your adopted pet doing? Tell us about them and how they fit into your family.: Gigi is doing wonderful! She loves to play with her toys but loves even more to cuddle! You can always count on kisses when you come home!
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: August 2015
Pet’s AARF Name: Empress Mei
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Mei
How is your adopted pet doing? Tell us about them and how they fit into your family.: She’s so wonderful and extremely well loved! She had lots of hair loss and itchiness when AARF received her but after treatment and proper nutrition, she has a full beautiful coat! The adoption process was very smooth considering I live in PA and she was transported up to us. So very thankful to her foster Anna and the rescue:)
Pet’s AARF Name: Elsa Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Winnie
How is your adopted pet doing? Tell us about them and how they fit into your family.: After a quick and simple adoption process, Winnie has been a wonderful Christmas present for our family! She has acclimated well to our home, and she loves exploring her new backyard. Our fox-like pup is active, independent, and thoroughly adorable. Winnie is already being well loved and spoiled by all!
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: October 2015
Pet’s AARF Name: Joanie Freckles
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Indy
How is your adopted pet doing? Tell us about them and how they fit into your family.: We have had Indy for 2 months so far and she is doing great! She is super smart and is doing great with obedience and manners. She loves cuddling with us and adores our other dog Beavis. Adopting from you was a very smooth process that got us an amazing new friend! We are so glad that we have adopted her and she is making an amazing addition to our family!