The Duncan Banner

Local News

December 10, 2012

Social hour event benefits homeless pups

Second Yappy Hour a success

DUNCAN — It was a doggone good time at the Scarlet Event Center Friday Evening as animal lovers filled the center at the Stephens County Humane Society biannual fundraiser Yappy Hour.

The humane society’s second Yappy Hour fundraiser follows the first event, which was held in April and raised about $7,000 for the organization.

Stephens County Humane Society board member Kelly Nelson said they are expecting to raise about the same amount this time around.

The board planned this to be an event where people could drop in and have a good time without bringing anything or having to stay for any length of time.

“People want to come out and just have a good time without having to do any preparation,” Nelson said.

Tommy Jones was one animal lover who came out to support the event.

“We wanted to come help the dogs,” he said.

Jones said he thought there was more people during the early social hour than there had been at the social hour at the event in April.

“I imagine they are much better organized,” he said.

To get the evening organized, the board members set up three stations that were extra fundraisers at the event in addition to the $15 entry charge. One station gave visitors a chance to spin the wheel for pet-themed prizes. The second station was a gift-giving station that allowed people to give a donation to the humane society as a Christmas gift to an animal lover. The third station was a personalized pet ornament station.

Dwayne Brittain manned that station writing personalized messages on a dog bone Christmas ornament for $10.

In addition, there was information placed on each of the tables emphasizing the ways that the humane society assisted local animals and the cost of caring for those animals.

“All the money raised tonight goes to the care of the animals and hoping to find them their forever homes,” Event Chair Patti Whitaker said.

The use of the Scarlet Event Center was a contribution from Gina Baker, who has donated to the society the use of her center for both Yappy Hour events and is planning on hosting more there.

“Next year, we are going to have one in the spring and one in the fall,” she said.

The event was catered by La Fiesta.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by Straight Shooter, a band from Oklahoma City that played an assortment of country and classic rock selections, and Kelly Lewis, a local country artist. Lewis also provided entertainment at the last Yappy Hour and plans to make performances at Yappy Hour a tradition. His love of animals is what leads him to donate his time and voice to what he calls a fine organization.

“I am always there for them if they need me,” Lewis said.

For those who missed Yappy Hour, another fundraiser for the humane society is being planned for Saturday. A photo booth will be set up in the Chisholm Mall near the Snack Shack. Pet owners can come get Christmas pictures taken with their pet.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • That's kind of hot!

    Unexpected isolated thunder storms moved through Stephens County on Wednesday evening with areas receiving less than one-tenth of an inch of precipitation.

    July 23, 2014

  • City Council Water rationing specter suddenly produces a crowd

    The Duncan Council met again on Tuesday, as it does twice a month, but there was something different about the latest gathering -- there were more than a handful of people in the audience.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Main Street Duncan receives praise, funding

    Civic leaders on Tuesday endorsed the role of Main Street Duncan in improving the city and urged the council to approve the annual $20,000 contribution it makes to the nonprofit organization.

    July 23, 2014

  • Marlow city council opens fourth firefighter position

    Jason McPherson, Marlow city administrator, announced Tuesday evening that the potential task force for the Marlow fire department did not come together as planned.

    July 23, 2014

  • Stephens County unemployment below the state average

    Oklahoma experienced one of the largest increases in employment in the country for the month of June. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest it has been in almost six years.

    July 23, 2014

  • Community Intervention Center faces budget cuts, layoffs

    While the Duncan Community Intervention Center faces a $126,476 budget reduction next year, it is only part of a $4,977,079 budget reduction by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.

    July 23, 2014

  • Library Teen Volunteers Library shows appreciation for teen volunteers

    To show her appreciation for her summer help, Duncan children’s librarian Darbie LaFontain headed a thank you party for the teen volunteers.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • School supplies to be given to Velma children

    Velma children may receive free school supplies thanks to the Velma Volunteer Fire Department and the Velma EMS.

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-22 mainstreet.jpg Most Main Street Duncan members haven’t paid dues

    The new executive director of Main Street Duncan has her work cut out for her.
    The nonprofit organization, designed to pump life into Duncan’s historic down, has collected only 40 percent of the dues it is owed for the past year, according to records.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 CTHC Drawing Class2 0288.jpg Phillips leads creative process through Heritage Center art class

    Brenda Phillips took her art knowledge and applied it to two groups Monday.
    Phillips, an art teacher at Duncan High School, led a drawing class Monday at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, teaching two groups, youths and adults, the basics of drawing. Phillips will continue the two-day class today.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos