Tricounty News

School staff 'Pause for Paws'

Monday night, Dec. 7, several school district employees wrapped gifts for free-will donations to the Tri-County Humane Society. This is the second year a group has gathered at Crossroads Mall to wrap, and it all started with an ad in the Tri-County News.

After seeing the ad last year, the Humane Society was contacted and we were up and running. It turned out to be such an enjoyable evening, it was suggested that it become an annual event. Since we've had such a good response to this, we were also able to arrange "shopping breaks" between our wrapping. It has turned out to be a fun and fulfilling way to help the adorable animals at the shelter.

Pets bring so much happiness and companionship to our lives. Many, many people would be lost without a pet, just as many pets are lost without a person to care for and love them.

participants this year were: Mary Faber, Patty Markwardt, Susan Sides, Pat Dockendorf, and Andrea Welter.