Quinn's Shur Save Market in Archbald held a fundraiser for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter July 10 through 14, donating a total of $2,000 as well as a large amount of pet supplies, food and essentials.
The market's Third Annual Come 'Sale' Away fundraiser was a huge success, according to Rich Hayes, Director of Promotions at Quinn's and Warren Reed, Executive Director of the shelter. It included a variety of activities, such as a "Peddling 4 Paws" 25-mile bike run completed for the second year in a row by Hayes, a "Bagging for Paws" day with guest celebrity grocery baggers, a pierogi eating contest, and more.
Hayes said the first fundraiser began three years ago when the shelter was in desperate need of funding. He said he and others at the market who have a desire to do something to give back to the community heard about the need, and decided to help. Since then, the event continues to grow each year, and already they're planning ways to make it even better in 2013.
Reed said he, the rest of the shelter staff and volunteers and the animals all greatly appreciate the donations. "We count on events like this for supplies for the animals," he said.
Shown: Rich Hayes, Director of Promotions at Quinn's Shur Save Market, Archbald presents the check from the fundraiser to Warren Reed, Executive Director of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.