HSWC celebrates most profitable Tails and Ales in history

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The Humane Society of Warren County celebrated a fundraising record after the 12th annual Tails and Ales.

The yearly cash party and silent auction welcomed 250 animal lovers from around the community Saturday, November 18th at the Front Royal Moose lodge and helped the humane society reach $25,000 donated to the shelter.

This number greatly surpassed previous years which averaged between $10,000- $15,000 per event.

This year’s Tails and Ales was amped up thanks to the addition of three new games, the introduction of basket sponsors, and by raising the value and quality of the auction baskets and items.

In total, there were over 20 different baskets and items available for auction.

Interim Executive Director Kayla Wines has led the fundraiser since 2018 and has worked to elevate the event each year.

She said, “It has become a favorite in the local community and 2023 was the most profitable in its history, raising $25,000 for the shelter! We absolutely could not pull this off if it weren’t for the hard work of staff, volunteers, and board of directors.”

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SVMF receives record breaking donation

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The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Guild raised $25,000 for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival following a great year of fundraising.

The Guild has served as the fundraising arm for the festival for 30 years while raising over $325,000 with this year’s contribution being the largest to date.

In 2020 and 2021, they raised a total of $34,000 combined as there fundraising efforts were hindered by the pandemic.

Money donated to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival helps meet their ever increasing operating costs which includes promotion, operations, artist and venue fees, and music education programs.

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Rotz Pharmacy partners with LFCC

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Rotz Pharmacy and Lord Fairfax Community College are partnering together again, this time with a $25,000 donation to the LFCC Educational Fund.

The money will be used to create a scholarship that will be available to students.

Rotz and LFCC recently came together to provide over 5,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at the Middletown Campus.

Those clinics also provided nursing students hands-on learning experiences.

Building on this prior relationship motivated the pharmacy to want to give back.

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