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NCSPCA benefit scheduled April 23

PORT HENRY - "The Cat's Meow" Benefit Show for the North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NCSPCA) will be held on Friday evening, April 23 at Boni's Bistro, Main Street, Port Henry.

"We'll be "Rock'n for the Animals," said Gayle Wells, manager of the First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop and an organizer of the event. Festivities will begin at 6:30 pm with light fare appetizers, tasty desserts and beverages. A cash bar will be available. Starting at 7:00 pm featured entertainers will come to the stage to perform a variety of acts. Rumors have been spread that Blaise Bryant and James Cawley, as Elvis will be performing to help the animals at the shelter. It is now confirmed that Bryant and Elvis, along with other talented performers will be there.

Spring and Summer fashions from the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be modeled to lively music throughout the evening. Door prizes and a variety of raffle items will be available for a small donation. Anyone wishing to donate a prize or raffle item is asked to call Betty at 585-7247.

Community members who love animals and want to see that the NCSPCA continues its mission are invited to attend this benefit. Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased at Boni's Bistro, Adirondack Hair Associates in Port Henry, Frenchman's Restaurant in Crown Point and at the Methodist Church Thrift Shop in Ticonderoga.

Reservations may also be made by calling 585-7995, 585-2242 or 546-7717 for this fun evening. Seats are limited and reservations are recommended. Some tickets will be available at the door.

The North Country SPCA is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in Westport, NY that serves all of Essex County. The shelter houses approximately 80 to 100 animals at any given time. All the dogs and cats are treated with loving care until a permanent home can be found. The NCSPCA receives no funding from New York State, the federal government or the national ASPCA. The NCSPCA relies on donations from generous individuals for 85 percent of its budget. Please visit the shelter website at: www.ncspca.org.

Organizers for "The Cat's Meow" are Carol Genier, Helen Sprague, Boni Edwards, Gayle Wells, Betty Rettig, Jennie Lou Gunning, Diane Melin, and John Sawyers and Margaret Miller from the NCSPCA.

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