Huge Turn Out for NH Humane Society Car Show
Mother Nature refused to cooperate, but the NH Humane Society still had the biggest turn out yet for its 4th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show on the rain date, Sunday, August 6th. Over 90 antique, vintage, classic and custom cars turned out, and spectators filled two parking lots to overflowing. Many guests brought along their canine companions, some of whom were alumni of the shelter. Set on Anne Bryan's bucolic 10-acre estate in Bridgewater, NH, this family-friendly event featured live music; a hopping food concession; games for the kids; and art vendors. The 50/50 raffle and silent auction offered something for everyone, alongside new NH Humane Society merchandise. All told, the event raised over $10,000 for the NH Humane Society – bringing the event’s grand total over the years to almost $20,000 to help the shelter animals.
Anne Bryan, a car afficianado with a dozen classic and antique cars of her own, makes this event possible with the efforts of a dedicated team of car enthusiasts from the Bristol area: Becca Boudreau, Betsy Schneider, Kelli Kemery, and Carrie, along with Marylee Gorham, Executive Director of the NH Humane Society. Dozens of volunteers locally, and from the shelter, made the day a smashing success: Denice Roy; Chet Butcher; Marian Morgan; Mary Schneider; Donna Graves; Stacie; Richard & Kathy Muddy; Marion & Michael Hart; Kate Hart and friends; Julianne, Peter & Caroline Megan; Peggy Kirsch; Joe & Karen Lukeman; Nancy Ehlers; Lea Stewart; Jane Savery; Karen Reilly; Becca Boudreau; Addie Tarbell; Lea Mascio; Brendan Morrison; Mark Murad’ Garret Jarvis; Deb Langton; Deb McNeish; Siobhan Coyle; Joanne Harrington, and; Beth Bartosiewicz.
"We are blessed to have friends like Anne Bryan and the ladies of the car show," says Ms. Gorham.
The NH Humane Society is a local, stand-alone, 501(c)3 non-profit that does not receive funds from national animal welfare agencies – 100% of donations assist your local shelter. The NH Humane Society’s mission is to provide shelter for the lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; find responsible and caring forever homes for every animal that enters our shelter, and; advocate and be the voice for the voiceless. The Society works hard to prevent cruelty to animals and offers education and outreach programs, pet therapy, and many community initiatives to help people and their pets.
For more information about the NH Humane Society, adoptable pets, services, and ways to donate, please visit www.nhhumane.org or call (603) 524-3252.