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Humane Society spaghetti fundraiser is Friday

The Humane Society of Rowan County has several events planned for November.

The annual Spaghetti Lunch & Dinner Fundraiser will be this Friday, Nov. 13, at VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ticket price remains $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12, and patrons may dine in or carry out meals. Deliveries of five or more dinners to a workplace will be available.

Delivery requests may be faxed to 1-888-270-5948 or called in to the Humane Society of Rowan County at 704-636-5700, option 9, no later than 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Leave a contact name and number for all deliveries. Volunteer delivery drivers are needed for the lunch shift. Call the Humane Society number listed above to volunteer.

Mainstream Pets, 5675 S. Main St., will host Christmas Portraits with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Humane Society of Rowan County. Local photographer Bill Washington and Santa’s special helper, Barney Barnhardt, will be on hand to photograph pets and pets with their people if preferred. Prices range from $5 to $26 depending on selected package. Appointments are not necessary.

Five Below, at 125 Tingle Drive off Julian Road and I-85 at exit 74 will donate 10 percent of all sales to Humane Society of Rowan County supporters who present an event flyer beginning on Thanksgiving Day and going through Sunday, Nov. 29. Flyers are available by calling the Humane Society at 704-636-5700, option 9, or by emailing humanesocietyofrowancounty@windstream.net.

Flyers will also be available at the Spaghetti Fundraiser and at Portraits with Santa. Five Below carries a selection of items including paper and school supplies, computer software, books, electronic accessories, sporting goods, games, T-shirts, jewelry, crafts and collectibles, bath and body, home décor and seasonal for $5 or less.

The Humane Society of Rowan County partners with East Equine Explorers 4-H Club on special events and activities. The trail ride originally scheduled for Nov. 1 at Morrow Mountain State Park was postponed due to weather but will be rescheduled. Riders with their own horses are welcome to join the Explorers. Horse and rider entry fee is $20, all of which goes to the Humane Society of Rowan County. To register or to sponsor a horse and rider, contact the Humane Society at the above phone number or email address.

The Humane Society of Rowan County was founded in 1973 and chartered by the State of North Carolina as a nonprofit organization in 1974. The organization is volunteer-driven and focuses on the veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals, spay and neuter services and humane education.

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