Mardi Gras Casino After-Party in Black Hawk
By Kathleen Ashpaugh
Friends of Charlie’s Place volunteers had a good time showing off some of the adoptable shelter dogs August 20th at the Mardi Gras Casino After-Party in Black Hawk. Scooby, Lulu, and Bones enjoyed the attention and all the activities an outing like this provides.
A photo display highlighted all the loving animals available for adoption at our local shelter. Dog and cat toys along with outfits and scarves were available for a kind donation. Gift cards were the prizes for the raffle requiring a guess at how many tiny dog biscuits were in a cookie jar. Everyone had fun guessing – total count on those biscuits was 1,547. Jen from Golden was the big winner of the $50 Target card, and Chris from Idaho Springs won the $20 Whole Foods Card. Bird houses and homemade dog biscuits were also available for sale with all proceeds benefitting the animals at Charlie’s Place.
A big thank you to the volunteers who helped out and the Mardi Gras Casino who offered us the space for free. Thank you to all the event goers who made donations and visited with the dogs making the event a success.