Concert held in Chatham to raise funds for new animal shelter

Dr. Bruce Warwick, Friends of the New Animal Shelter executive member, accepting $10,000 cheque from Karen DeKoning. Photo: Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Municipal officials say The Lion Sings Tonight, a concert held on November 3rd to raise funds for the New Animal Shelter was a roaring success, raising $10,000.

Local artists came together under the leadership of Devon Hansen to help the shelter move closer to its goal of $1.5 million.  “We are so fortunate to have such great talent locally, sometimes we forget to look in our own backyard” said Lynn McGeachy Schultz, project coordinator for the new shelter. “They all gave so freely of their time and talents for this great cause.”

To top off the evening, a significant donation was received from Karen DeKoning, a long-time supporter of the shelter. “It was my way to challenge community people like me to get behind this most important project” said DeKoning.

Accepting the cheque was Dr. Bruce Warwick, Friends of the New Animal Shelter executive member.  “This was a perfect evening, a great master of ceremonies, fabulous talent, animals from the shelter and a donation that has made a significant difference to the campaign. It was a roaring success I would say!”

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