The Lycoming County SPCA presents Sweet Temptations, its Dessert Tasting and Auction Fundraiser at the Historic Genetti Hotel and Suites, Friday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. The 13th Annual event will feature many special desserts for sampling, a silent and live auction and a red carpet stroll of seven very special dogs and their forever people. The winning ticket for the Marc Williams Goldsmith Pendant and Earring Raffle will also be drawn at 8:00 p.m. The evening will be emceed by WNEP’s Jim Hamill.
“This is our largest fundraiser of the year,” said Executive Director, Victoria Stryker. “The money raised through this event helps us in the care of almost 4,000 animals annually; and funds our mission to investigate animal cruelty, provide spay/neuter assistance, education, and, of course, adoptions.”
Over 300 attend the event that is packed with activities. Dessert Tastings will be provided by Julie’s Candies, Peter Herdic House, Peg & Bill’s Diner II, Wegmans, Lang’s Chocolates, Serendipity’s Cakes of Distinction and TGI Fridays. Throughout the evening featured items will be “live auctioned” including a private cooking class and dinner for six at DiSalvo’s Wine & Spirits Lounge with Executive Chef, Vince DiSalvo, a Bench Craft Leather Chair and Ottoman from Keystone Gallery in Muncy, dinner for ten, prepared at the high bidder’s home by SPCA Executive Director Victoria Stryker and three very special limited edition pieces of art.
The first piece of art to be auctioned by Gerald Lubeck is called Cheetahs Watching, donated by Barbara Wertz. Framing was donated by Susquehanna Gallery in Jersey Shore. Also donated by Wertz is Victoria Montesinos’ Midnight Jazz. This hand embellished giclee on canvas is valued at $2,600. The final piece is a first time limited edition print, Into the Mystic by Hughesville artist and teacher, Steven Buggy. Framing for this piece was donated by the Gold Leaf Frame Shoppe in Williamsport.
The silent auction features over 100 items from jewelry to pet items and is being added to daily. Visit lycomingspca.org for a detailed listing.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening though is the Red Carpet Stroll. Seven special dogs will be featured this year including AJ who was homeless six different times, along with her owner. Last year, ownership of AJ was surrendered to the SPCA and AJ was able to meet the Bower’s, her forever family.
Sweet Temptations tickets may be purchased at the SPCA through October 31st. The $25 ticket includes a drink ticket and dessert sampling and coffee. Limited tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the event or to purchase raffle tickets for the Marc Williams Goldsmith pendant and earring set valued at $3,756 (the raffle winner does not need to be present to win), stop by or call the SPCA at 570-322-4646.
The photos below are by no means a complete list of items available at the auction.
The Lycoming County SPCA will host a fun-filled evening in celebration of Howl-O-Ween on Friday, October 24, beginning at 5:00 PM.Costumed children and their dogs are invited to attend.There will be tricks and treating for all to enjoy.
At 5:30 PM there will be a costume parade.Registered attendees will have the opportunity to win a prize for the Funniest, Scariest, and Most Original costumes.Children must be accompanied by an adult and, if bringing a dog, the adult must be the handler.Dogs must be well behaved, have up-to-date shots, and dog license.
All registered children will receive a Howl-O-Ween certificate, have the opportunity to tour the trick or treat lane, and receive goodies for both child and dog.Registration forms are available at the SPCA or on the website at www.lycomingspca.org.
A photographer will be on hand to take pictures on the “tower of hay” backdrop.A 4x6 photo will be provided for a donation to the SPCA.
At 6:00 PM, SPCA dog trainer, Tracy Free will have agility demonstrations for graduating students and their owners.All are invited to watch the fun.
In case of rain the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 25.
The SPCA welcomes Tracy Free who will begin her "Play and Praise" Dog Training Classes. Tracy has 20 years of experience in working with animals. Her motto is "Train without pain". Tracy understands that training should be tailored to the individual needs of both the dog and the human. Making your dog more confident and wanting to please you is her ultimate goal.
Puppy Class-six weeks
$90 (+ tax)=$95.40
$75+ tax=$79.50 Lycoming County SPCA Adoptee
Basic Adult Class-eight weeks
$90 (+ tax)=$95.40 Lycoming County SPCA Adoptee
One-on-one class for one behavior
$40 (+ tax)=$42.40 for three ½ hour sessions
Hollywood Tricks-$120 (+ tax)=$137.80 for eight sessions
Agility-$120 (+tax)=$137.80 for the season or $15 (+tax) for each session
A check for the full amount is required to reserve your spot in class.
Requirements For Class
Proof of current vaccinations including up-to-dates Rabies shot.
Current Pennsylvania dog license.
Dog must be flea free.
Four or Six foot nylon leash.(No chain leashes or retractable Flexi-leads)
Dog should wear a flat nylon or leather collar, head halter (Gentle Leader®), or Easy Walk Harness.Martingales or nylon check chokers are allowed if fitted properly.NO choke chains or pinch collars.
Please feel free to call Tracy with your questions about classes: 570-322-4646 or email email@example.com
Training Class Dates For 2015
January 8, 2015: 5:30 PM Puppy Class 6:30 PM Adult Class
January 9, 2015 6:00 PM "Hollywood" Tricks Class
March 12, 2015 5:30 PM Puppy Class 6:30 PM Adult Class
April 10, 2015 6:00 PM Agility Class
May 14, 2015 5:30 PM Puppy Class 6:30 PM Adult Class
July 16, 2015 5:30 PM Puppy Class 6:30 PM Adult Class
September 17, 2015 5:30 PM Puppy Class 6:30 PM Adult Class
If you've never seen a roller derby match before here's a chance to ck it out and support the Lycoming County SPCA at the same time. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids under 10 are free. When you bring an unopened bag of dog or cat food or cat litter, tickets are half-off. Bout (roller derby speak) between our Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens and Dutchland Rollers starts at 6pm at the Total Sports Arena in Williamsport, 310 Elmira Street. Door open at 5:30 p.m. The SPCA will have dogs available for adoption at the bout.
The Lycoming County SPCA has registered with WoofTrax, Inc., to raise money to help support the shelter using a mobile phone application. The application tracks a walker’s route using GPS technology and donates money to the SPCA for each mile walked. The mobile app is free to the walker and the shelter.
While anyone can download the free mobile app and raise money for the shelter ANYTIME, the SPCA decided to see how many people would download the app by Saturday, September 13th.“The 2nd Saturday in September has traditionally been our Paws for a Cause Walk but we moved the walk to June this year (to coincide with our Annual Pet Expo). Some SPCA Friends missed the walk, so this seemed like the perfect date to officially kick off our use of the application,” said Development Director Mindee Lyon.
To make this a little more interesting all WoofTrax Walkers who register and walk a dog by Saturday, September 13th will be recognized in the next SPCA newsletter and entered in a raffle for an SPCA Doggie Gift Basket. And, SPCA Volunteers walking an SPCA Dog anytime Monday, September 8th through Saturday, September 13th will be entered twice for the drawing (every time a dog is walked that week while using the WoofTrax app). The app will inform the SPCA who is walking and how far.
Those interested in learning about becoming an SPCA Volunteer are encouraged to download the Volunteer Application on the SPCA website: lycomingspca.org and click on the volunteer tab or call to speak to the Volunteer Manager, Missy Black at 570-322-4646.
Well behaved dogs and their people are invited to join the Genetti Hotel and the Lycoming County SPCA for an unforgettable sit-down dinner for people and dogs prepared by Chef Maimone. Reserve a seat for you and your canine companion. We will dine "Alfresco style" on William Street (Rain location - Genetti Ballroom).
Each $25 ticket is good for one person and one canine companion. Includes frosty paw treats and gourmet doggy biscuits for your four legged friends. Don't tell the dogs, but check out the people menu: Sliced duck breast over spring mix with tomatoes, cucumbers and finished with Tzatziki Dressing. Melon soup and choice of:
Chicken Cordon Bleu Chateau Brignon Stuffed Flounder Florentine Cheese Ravioli Ratatouille And for dessert...New York Cheesecake.
Having a dog is not required. In fact we will have some dogs available for adoption to meet and match making services available for people and pets. Please bring your sense of humor and love of dogs to the event.
Free Parking is available in the Genetti lot with advanced ticket purchase. Contact Vicki Goodspeed at the Genetti at 570-601-8000 to purchase a ticket. Please note, one dog per handler and doggie etiquette requires that dogs in attendance are on leash, are not dog or people aggressive, no guarding issues (people or food) and are easily controlled on a leash. Please, no unaltered dogs at the event.
While seating begins at 5:30, we will seat guests as late as 7 p.m. Guests will also receive an imprinted dog bowl.
Proceeds benefit the Lycoming County SPCA. Thank you to the Genetti Hotel and their dog-friendly staff for their AMAZING hospitality!
Free Parking is available in the Genetti lot with advanced ticket purchase. Contact Vicki Goodspeed at the Genetti at 570-601-8000 to purchase a ticket. Please note, one dog per handler and doggie etiquette requires that dogs in attendance are on leash, are not dog or people aggressive, no guarding issues (people or food) and are easily controlled on a leash.
Proceeds benefit the Lycoming County SPCA. Thank you to the Genetti Hotel and their dog-friendly staff for their extraordinary hospitality!
Come on in - the water's fine!Monday, September 1st, the Lycoming County SPCA will be at Shaw Park's East End Pool on Sherman Street in Williamsport on Labor Day to celebrate their Second Annual, Doggie Swim Day. For more information contact Williamsport City Parks and Recreation Department at 570-327-7510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.SPCA Volunteers needed to help show off some of our fabulous dogs available for adoption at this event. If you are available, please contact Missy Black at the shelter. Thank you City of Williamsport for putting on this event and having us! The pool will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10/per dog. People are free.
Our mission is to protect all domestic animals by: providing shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints; adoption and counseling; education programs; and humane care through Lycoming County.
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The Lycoming County SPCA is the county’s only locally run, full-service shelter and operates entirely on the support of its donors. All contributions to the Lycoming County SPCA remain within our community to provide services such as shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints; adoption and counseling; education, outreach and humane care. We are not affiliated with any other state or national SPCA or other humane societies.