Once again, SCRAPS is inviting all the “spooksters and groan-ups” to their annual Halloween fundraiser on Oct. 29.
The evening is called A Scaredy Cat Halloween, although the funds raised will support cats with all levels of courage — specifically the Trap, Neuter, Release program that SCRAPS runs, as well as the numerous other services the group provides for stray cats in the city.
The party will run from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Pizza Hut, featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet and some entertainment from musician Rodney Laporte and Magic by Chris to dazzle the crowds.
Costumes are certainly encouraged, and SCRAPS coordinator Ann Marciszyn revealed that thanks to the generous donations from a number of local businesses, each child at the party will take home a goody bag of their own.
There will also be some raffle items, and the chance at an entry into the night's free draws — for those willing to bring a donation of cat food with them.
This is the seventh year that SCRAPS has put together the Halloween bash, with the generous support of the community and local sponsors. All of the funds raised through the ticket sales will be used to support the SCRAPS programs in Moose Jaw.
“With the tickets comes a lot of fun and excitement,” said Marciszyn. “There will be lots of good food and lots of good fun, and it's all for a great cause, which is helping homeless animals and preventing more from being born into that cycle.”
SCRAPS works very hard with a number of proactive programs to help the stray cat population in the city, through the trap and neuter program as well as with rehoming programs for animals that need somewhere to go.
Marcisyzn advises picking up tickets sooner rather than later, as the event is always popular, although admission will be available at the door on the day of the party if there are any tickets left.
Tickets are available for purchase from Pet Valu, the SCRAPS 9 Lives Boutique in the Town 'n’ Country Mall, or by calling either 1 (306) 693-0718 or 1 (306) 684-9048 for more information. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for children, and free for kids under three years old.