Auction to Support Animal Shelter

by Kelly Choate on August 9, 2011 at 4:30 am

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is getting ready for its biggest event of the year.

Zane State will host the annual benefit auction this weekend.  Executive Director Larry Hostetler said attendees will be able to bid on a variety of items.

"We have a silent auction with a lot of wonderful items that have been donated by community members and businesses," said Hostetler.  "We also have the larger floor auction with items like artwork, Longaberger baskets and pottery."

Hostetler said the fundraiser is a great way to socialize with friends and support the shelter.  He said he has high hopes for this year’s auction.

"I’m hoping to raise $25,000 this year," said Hostetler.  "Last year we were a little off our mark.  It’s going to be tough this year with the economy, but my goal is $25,000."

All of the proceeds will benefit the animals.  The event will take place this Saturday, August 13th at 5 PM at Zane State.  Tickets are $30 and dinner is included.