by Madison V. Fisler
July 1, 2014. On Saturday, July 12, the Watauga Humane Society will host the second annual 4 Paws Country Fair and Music Jamboree on the grounds of the Watauga Humane Society in Boone. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for a day full of fun and fundraising.
Admission and parking for the event are free, but donations to benefit the humane society are gladly accepted.
The event will offer fun activities for the entire family including an arts and crafts fair, home baked and canned items, games, refreshments, cake walks and musical entertainment throughout the entire day.
“This year for the first time we will have a special childrens area with little games for the kids to play while parents are shopping and listening to music,” said Jan Watson, president of the Board of Directors.
In the food tent, guests can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers along with other delicious refreshments.
The musical entertainment will include bluegrass, traditional mountain music and country music performed by local and regional artists and groups. The lineup will be Kay and Patrick Crouch, The Neighbors, Brooke Hummel and Mark David Bumgarner.
Just like with all of their previous fundraisers, all funds raised during the event will benefit the animals who reside at the Adoption Center and the many programs sponsored by the Society. Money raised will help pay for food, veterinary care, water, electricity and everything else that goes into successfully running the shelter.
“We are hoping to clear $20,000,” Watson said. “We raised about that much last year. But this year we are not charging admission. Rather than selling tickets we are asking everyone coming to make a donation when they enter the gate.”
The adoption center will be open that day only to those attending the fair.
“People will be able to see the animals,” Watson said. “And if they want to adopt an animal, the staff will be there to help.”
“We encourage everyone to come on out and enjoy the day with us. It is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family.”