McCOOK, Nebraska -- The 2013 calendar, "The Cats and Dogs of McCook." which debuted at the Heritage Days Art & Craft show, will be available for purchase this Sunday at the Willow Ridge Fall Festival from 2-4pm, said Chloe and Sarah Dixon, co-leaders of the Humane Society fundraiser project.
"100 percent of all sales from the calendars go to our local Humane Society to support the shelter expenses," said Chloe Dixon.
There are two calendars available to purchase featuring local McCook pets. One is a 16-month-calendar which sells for $5 and the other is a 2013 Year-at-a-Glance calendar which sells for $2 (or three for $5.)
The calendar was a summer project for eight 6th and 8th graders from McCook Junior High School and features more than 75 cats and dogs from McCook, the surrounding Tri-state area and McCook relatives who live outside the area. The student volunteers included: Chloe and Sarah Dixon, Madison and McKenna Cooper, Mia and Madison Sutton, Kyli Scott, and Deanne Crocker.
Local sponsors supported the project with $340 in humane society donations prior to calendar sales at Heritage Days. Saturday and Sundays Art & Crafts Fair sales added an additional $500 in donations for the shelter. "There are so many adorable cat and dog photos in this calendar, it is hard to resist buying one," said Sarah Dixon. "We are so thankful to everyone who has purchased a calendar," said Sarah Dixon.
The calendar and project donations are being presented to the McCook Humane Society in the loving memory of former shelter Director, Amber Husted. Following the Willow Ridge Fall Festival sales, the calendars will be available for purchase at the McCook Humane Society, 100 South Street, McCook, NE 69001, and at Emeritus at Willow Ridge located at: 1500 E 11th St, McCook, NE 69001, until they sell out.