Celebration planned for shelter anniversary

MARSHALL CO. — The Marshall County Humane Society board met last week to discuss plans for the animal shelter’s 30-year anniversary celebration, coming up July 21.
This is the first anniversary event of any kind that the shelter has had, according to board president Vickie Talcott.
“A lot of organizations don’t last that long, and I think we are doing well,” said Talcott. “I was here before there was an animal shelter, and it was not a good situation. (Animals) had almost no chance of survival.”
The event will be held at Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park starting at 2 p.m. There is no charge for admission, and Humane Society director Nancy Cox said, “We definitely want this to be a family event.”
Children in attendance will have the opportunity to play in a bounce house or have their faces painted. Live music will begin with the band Sentimental Journey at 3 p.m. and continue throughout the evening with Autumn Leed at 5 p.m. and Green Fire at 7 p.m. Mike Litner will emcee the program including walking participants through a cat calling contest between bands. A separate area near the amphitheater will be roped off for a beer and wine tasting, coordinated by Tom and Katie Kain of Plymouth Party Pack. Adults with an ID will be charged $5 for a wristband allowing them to sample wine and beer available. Yellow River BBQ will be selling other food and drink items. Humane Society t-shirts will be available for purchase, and attendees will be able to view displays showing volunteer activities and opportunities. Cox said those attending can bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets and stay for the evening.
For more information about the event, contact Nancy Cox or Vickie Talcott, at 574-952-4429 or 574-780-0286, respectively.