Ha’DIbaH lulIgh ghom joined the Sauk County Humane Society at their 20th annual spring fund-raiser, “PAWS Pledge Walk & Fun Festival” today. Along with helping out with different volunteer tasks for the day, we mounted an information/recruiting table in their vendor building. We passed the “Word of Kahless” among the visitors, and fellow volunteers, alike. There were a number of photo opportunities, throughout the day, which ran from about 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., although the photo opportunities actually started earlier, as our CO stood duty directing visitors and vendors to the appropriate parking areas, around 7:30 a.m., for the vendors and volunteers arriving, and shortly after the pledge walkers started arriving.
While our CO, mar Sal vestai Kurkura, stood duty at the info/recruiting table, and walking around among the vendors and visitors, XO skele tai Kurkura was drafted to sell the raffle tickets, again, leading up to the drawing at about 12:45 p.m. All during the weekends leading up to the PAWS event, our team had been out selling the raffle tickets, and recording the largest sales of any of the other volunteers, with average for a day running between two and three hundred dollars for the day. One two day vemtire garnered nearly $700 for the weekend. Today, skele, by herself, at the raffle ticket sales table, managed to sell $665 worth of raffle tickets, before the drawing, at $5 per single ticket, and $20 for a book of five tickets.
SCHS has managed to surpass every goal set for this fund-raiser in previous years, with the goal set at about $30,000. This year, the goal was set considerably higher, at $40,000. It’s significant to note that that goal was surpassed on Thursday, before the event itself even began, and there were still pledges to come in on Friday and Saturday, as well as all the money raised on Saturday with the raffle ticket sales, and other activities. The admins of SCHS, and all the volunteers involved in this fundraiser are pleased with how things have gone this year, and we are all absolutely certain that we’ve more than surpassed our fund-raising goal for this spring event. Some of us are predicting between 42 and 45 thousand dollars as an end total.
On Thursay evening, before the PAWS event, our CO had an opportunity to have a conversation with the director of SCHS (also an unpaid volunteer) about the fund-raising goals, and the progress. Jokingly, mar Sal remarked “Aren’t you glad you’ve got the Klingons helping out?” The director’s response was an emphatic affirmative. As of this writing, it’s too early to know the final results of the fund-raiser, as yet, but after observing the lead up, and this weekend’s event, we have great pride int he contribution that we, as Klingons, have made to this effort, and we can definitely declare, “It was GLORIOUS.”