Tag: Clarksville Humane Society
Is your pet star material? The Clarksville Humane Society is seeking entries for thePet Photo Contest 2011.
Participants can use their pet’s good looks, popularity and charm to help less fortunate animals; all funds raised will support humane society effort on behalf other less fortunate animals.
All entries must be received by, Monday, October 24, and all votes must be placed by October 28. Winners will be announced at the Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash to be held at the Riverview Inn Ballroom on October 29.
Contestants can enter online at the Humane Society website.
Digital photos must be uploaded by 3 p.m., Monday, October 24. Snail mail photos must be postmarked by Friday, October 21.
Entry fee is $5 per entry, which must be paid at the time of submission; all fees count as votes toward your picture. Unlimited entries permitted. Anyone residing in the U.S. is eligible to enter the contest, except Mister & Miss Wags to Witches 2011 grand prize pets; the remaining eight finalists from the 2011 contest are eligible to participate again. No humans in photos please. Photos with humans will be cropped prior to posting so only pets are visible. All pets welcome, not just cats and dogs. Since the Humane Society is selecting a Mister & Miss, photos should ideally contain only one pet. If a photo has multiple pets, please indicate which pet is being entered in the contest. If you are entering multiple pets from a single picture, a separate entry fee will be due for each pet. Costumes or Halloween/Fall themes are encouraged but not required.
Enter Digital Photos at www.clarksvillehumanesociety.org ($5 per entry). You may submit extra donations (votes) at the time of your entry, which will be tallied as additional votes for your photo(s).
Snail Mail entries must include pet’s name and sex, owner’s name, address, and phone number. Pet’s name, owner’s name, address, phone # and email address must be printed or affixed with a label on the reverse of each photo. A self-addressed stamped envelope should be provided if you want your photo(s) returned. Make all checks payable to the Clarksville Humane Society.All entries much be received by October 21. Mail to:
Wags to Witches Photo Contest
c/o Tina Hartman
723 Ashwood Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040
Voting ends at midnight, October 28.
How the contest works:
All photo entries are placed on our website for voting purposes. One dollar equals one vote. Voters can donate as much or as little as they like for as many photos as they like. You may vote for your own photos. Votes may be submitted by snail mail at the address provided above or online by clicking the appropriate “donate” button under your favorite photo(s). The top five male photos and top five female photos receiving the most donations by midnight on October 28 will be featured as Finalists.
Finalists’ framed photos will be on display during the “final voting round” held exclusively at our Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash on October 29 between 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Riverview Inn, Clarksville (tickets on sale now). Fur Ball Bash attendees will contribute cash for their favorite photos throughout the evening. The top male and top female receiving the most votes (from all combined sources) will be awarded the pristine title of Mister & Miss Wags to Witches 2011. Winners will be announced just before midnight at the dance and will be posted online as soon as possible following the dance. You do not need to be present at the Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash to win.
Perks and Prizes
All 10 finalists will receive a free profession pet portrait photo session with Picture Your Photo Photography and Art. Your cover dog or kitty’s fantastic photo will be used within the 2012 Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County calendar with the winning Mister & Miss Wags to Witches contestants gracing the cover. Mister and Miss Wags will also receive a $100 gift certificate for pet photography or pet art services from Picture Your Photo. All remaining finalists will receive consolation gift bags cram packed with goodies for their pets. Prizes will be mailed to any finalists living out of state.
Submission of any photo authorizes the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery Co. to publish your name and photos on our website and in other media forums.
For more information, email email@example.com
Please visit us online for complete rules. www.clarksvillehumanesociety.org
Domestic pets found friends aplenty Saturday afternoon at Eastland Greens Golf Course. The Waggle Two-Man Tourney, a charity fundraiser presented by the Pi KAppa Alpha Eta Tau Alumni Association benefiting the Clarksville Humane Society proved to be a well-received outreach. The tourney resulted in 132 registrants in teams of two, three, or four members competing on eighteen holes of golf on a sunny, breezy afternoon with courtesy car beverage service. Gift bags, souvenir T-Shirts, door prizes and a silent auction provided a wealth of gift give-a-ways for the participants.
Scott Beasley and his team of volunteers did a fantastic job of coordinating all the elements to produce a smooth, free flowing tourney that saw Eastland Greens coursing with golfers of all stripes teeing off, making fantastic drives, putting with finesse and not a few times, having the golfing gods deny glory rightly earned.
Amid the busy swaggering on the golf course, the swaggering at the barbecue station was no less a matter of competition. Beasley proved himself a master of the grill. The cooking crew came with all the necessary tools to stoke the fire and the squeeze bottle to contain flare-ups. The sauce, whose recipe was not for sharing, proved to be a tasty blend of perhaps a bit of tomato, corriander, honey, hickory, and a bit more of something else. Scott was not sharing, despite considerable offers for the secret blend. Maybe it’s a Pi Kappa Alpha secret. Whatever its composition, over four hundred chicken leg quarters met their destiny on the Pi Kappa Alpha Master Grill, cooked til sizzling, becoming glazed with the special sauce and whisked inside to join the buffet line of potato salad, green beans, baked beans, macaroni salad, rolls, macaroni and cheese, chips and beverages.
The big winner of the day was the Clarksville Humane Society garnered the net proceeds of the fundsraiser: $8,000.
Special thanks and mention go to the sponsors of The Waggle. Without their generous support, this fun afternoon would not have been possible. The golf course was adorned with sponsor signs at each hold denoting the names of sponsors supporting the fundraiser.
Sponsors included: Budweiser of Clarksville, Freedom Deli, Imagine Media Solutions, The Pea Patch, O’Charley’s, Tom Mink, Pro Turf, O’Neals, The Front Page Deli, Edward’s Steakhouse, Baggett Heating & Cooling, Gary Mathews Automotive Group, Allen’s Fireworks, Sam’s Club, Legends Bank, Briggs Insurance Company, Bumpus Body Shop, The Warehouse, Cumberland Bank & Trust, Byers & Harvey, Planters Bank, The Guest House, Gordon Food Service (GFS), Active Screen Graphics, Eden’s Day Spa, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, UPS Store, McReynolds, Nave and Larson, Jenkins & Wynne, Orgain Ready Mix, Riverview Inn, Sango Village Florist, Mann, Smith and Cumminngs, BA Wolfe Powersports, VA Mortage Center, Sykes Title, Regions Bank, Appliance Parts Today, Route 66, First Federal Savings Bank, Wal-Mart Sango, Lowe’s on Wilma Rudolph, Farmers & Merchants Banks, Olson & Wallace, MB Distillery, Back to Basics Dental Center, Allstate, Comedy on the Cumberland, DeLoach Property Management, Michael’s Pizza, Cato’s Exterminating, Bumpus Built Homes, Kujawa Tennis Academy, Allstate, Madison Home Inspections and Scott-Adrienne and Wyatt Beasley were all sponsors of this wonderful, festive charity fundraiser.
Door prizes were awarded to every registrant. Bottles of wine, golfing accessories, gift certificates to restaurants, one hundred twenty Freedom Deli gift cards, spa treatment specials, grilling tool kits, weekend get-a-ways at local hotels, cases of beer, a dart board set, discounted automotive service certificates, some very stylish polo shirts, and free passes to comedy shows are just some of door prizes that were distributed.
Among the day’s battling golfers, Team 6A’s Boyd Belote proved a most committed and worn player. Despite a severe lack of sleep, he mustered the sheer determination to complete eighteen holes. This despite the dogged battle waged against him by Brent Leitsch and Dick Dutton. And he still had another Sunday afternoon sporting obligation to make before he could contemplate getting any rest. They were also being assaulted by Team 6B, especially by Brad Welker’s maddeningly straight drives on the fairway.
Team 7A saw Bill Jobe and Bobby Coon facing off with Harold Rager and Brian Tinker. Holes 13 and 14 were very tense locations for these competitors. The golfing gods intruded mercilessly. However Team 7B, Doug Burch, Jim Jobe, Chad Ward and Dan McNalley seemed to enjoy a bit more favor. At least the water hazards didn’t come into play.
Team 10A, Tom Mink, Kent Grizzard, Jim Cone and Jon Norris shared some pretty good putting on Hole 6, having braved a few close calls with some trees as they teed off. Thank goodness the courtesy car came along when it did.
Team 11A paired Troy Shepard, Eric Hawkins with Greg Parker and Matt McWchorter. Parker kept complaining about how his balls weren’t dropping for him quite right, but he seemed to be keeping Eric worried pretty well. Troy, however, wasn’t buying the pity party invite one bit. These guys looked really good on the back nine, Holes 11 and 14 respectively. While Team 11B had Melanie Mayes and Lis Hartlage taking on Hole 7 with some serious attitude towards their clubs. Things looked better by Hole 12.
Brad Schmittou, Katie Osborne were paired with Emily Schmittou and Larry Fields in Team 12A. Long drives were par for these players as they got under way on Holes 3 and 6. All seemed about even until putting on Hole 9 brought a new dimension to the proceedings. Memory gets a little foggy about here.
Eastland Greens is a scenic expanse of rolling countryside vistas, dotted with ponds, a lake and trees that really seem to try to avoid colliding with golf balls. They are not always successful in their efforts. But they do try quite hard, they really do. Golfers find the course exciting and enjoyable. Many thanks to Eastland Greens staff and personnel for being such gracious hosts and making The Waggle participants feel as welcomed guests, one and all. Let’s do this again next year! Hear that, Scott!
[Photos by Turner McCullough Jr./JazzWaves Imaging/Imagine Media Solutions]
“The Waggle” two-man golf tournament will be held July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Swan lake Golf Course. Proceeds from this event benefit the Clarksville Humane Society.
Cost for the tournament is $65 per person or $130 per team. To reserve a tee time, call 931-320-6490.
The event is sponsored by Business & Heritage Clarksville, the Riverview Inn, Budweiser, and Appliance Parts Today . Additional sponsors include Dennis Concrete, Tom Mink, Bumpus Body Shop, Planters Bank, Deloach Property Management, Mink Insurance Group, Mark Olsen, Mark Olsen, Olsen and Wallace Law Firm, McReynolds Nave and Larson Funeral Home, US Bank, Front Page Deli, Interstate AC, Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, UPS Store, Edwards Steakhouse, The Toy Box, Jenkins & Wynns, Active Screen Graphics, Rudolph Transfer, and Cato’s Exterminating.
The event is presented by the Pi Kappa Tau Alumni Association.