Yard sale and barbecue raise $860 for Allies for Alley Catz
By Liz Dadson

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People check out the deals to be had at the Allies for Alley Catz Yard Sale Saturday beside Pet Valu in downtown Kincardine

A yard sale and barbecue held Saturday, have raised $860 for the Allies for Alley Catz cat rescue, located in the Kincardine home of Donna Coughlan and Phil White.

The event was held beside Pet Valu in downtown Kincardine.

"We had a great turn-out for the sale and the barbecue," said Coughlan. "It was a wonderful day. Thanks to everyone who attended, donated, and had fun. We raised more than we expected and we are thrilled with the support."

Among those assisting with the event were: Donna Samantha St. John who entertained; Dustin Young of Re/Max who ran the hot dog and pop sales; Carole Robinson, her staff, the kids and Sandra (dog nail-clipping clinic) who donated time, energy, muscles, smiles, donations, and the property for the yard sale.

The kids had fun face-painting, making balloon animals for the youngsters, setting up and taking down.

Pet Valu is now set up with a kitten display centre. It currently features four 11-week-old black kittens who are available for adoption immediately. They have had their shots and been dewormed. For more information, contact Robinson at Pet Valu or Coughlan at Allies for Alley Catz, dcoughlan@tnt21.com 

There is another fund-raiser planned for Aug. 12,
5-9 p.m., between Allies for Alley Catz and Canadian Tire Jump Start, to help fund sports for kids.

Carole Robinson of Pet Valu in downtown Kincardine, holds one of the 11-week-old black kittens available for adoption

One of the kittens hangs out after a morning of playing

Stephanie Gomes (L) paints a paw print on the cheek of Carole Robinson

Donna Coughlan (L) of Allies for Alley Catz, and Stephanie Gomes, 13, of Underwood, help out at the yard sale

Kaycee Fischer (L), 14, of Underwood and Savanah Ramsdale, 9, of Kincardine help put items on the tables for the yard sale in support of Allies for Alley Catz Saturday morning beside Pet Valu

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