Suncoast Thrift Store Moves To Palm Plaza
Over 100 eager shoppers watched the ribbon cutting which led to the opening of Suncoast Humane Society’s new Englewood Thrift Store. There were bargains galore causing some people to stand in the check-out line for up to an hour. The long, awaited opening at 1951 S McCall Rd in Palm Plaza drew an estimated 1200 shoppers at the store’s opening on December 1. Suncoast Humane Society Executive Director Phil Snyder stated, “This was awesome, I have not seen anything like this. Members of the community came out to help support our cause and to help homeless animals. Would you believe staff and volunteers raised over $10,000 on our very first day!” Suncoast Humane Society operates thrift stores in Englewood, Port Charlotte and Venice. They are supported by donations of gently used furniture, household goods and clothing. The thrift stores generate one-third of the society’s two million dollar operating budget.
Poker Run for EARS
Motorcycle and Muscle Car Holiday Poker Run for EARS will take place on Sunday, December 10. Help out the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary while having a good time. Registration/first stop is 10-11:30am at Velvet Hammer Motorcars, 167 W Dearborn. Then it’s off to Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson, Olde World Restaurant, Bayside Grill and finally Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4, 509 N Tamiami Tr, Venice where you can enjoy the party from 1-4pm. Live music, raffles, 50/50, and other prizes. Come to the party even if you don’t ride. For more info, call 681•3877.
Home for the Holidays
Like humans, pets want to be home for the holidays, too. If you are considering adding a pet to your household, Suncoast Humane Society is having its “Home for the Holidays” pet adoption special from December 1-23. Holiday Season is upon us and there are many wonderful homeless pets in need of that special forever home. Adoption fees during this special month-long event will be $20, plus the day of the month. (Rabies vaccination not included in this price) This means the earlier you adopt in December, the lower the adoption fee will be! Visit www.humane.org to see the available pets or stop by the shelter at 6781 San Casa Dr.