A Bingo evening fund raiser was organized by the Abaco Shelter to help with the expenses of the up-coming Spay / Neuter Clinics. It was a very popular function, well attended by many boaters and second home owners, some even accompanied by their furry friends.
The event was held on January 22 from 5 to 7pm at the Jib Room, the owners of which had put their premises at the disposition of the Abaco Shelter for the occasion. Approximately seventy people attended.
Besides the bingo fees -two dollars per card- hot dogs and pastries were for sale. The whole function was manned by volunteers from the baking goods to the running of the bingo game. Winners took home half of the pot in each game, the other half going to the shelter.
The function was very successful, only a few cookies were left; they will be offered at Java where Kim Sands will sell them without a commission.
A Spay/Neuter Clinic was to be held in Sandy Point the weekend of January 24-25 with Dr. Derrick Bailey performing the surgeries. The next clinic will take place in Crown Haven the weekend of March 7. An additional clinic will take place in Marsh Harbour in April.
Abaco Shelter is presently the home of thirty eight dogs and several puppies that are fed and taken care of daily by a crew of volunteers.
Food is bought with the help of fund raising money or donations by food stores or individuals. You might have seen “Pop” Weatherford, the original founder of the shelter, selling avocadoes or raffle tickets in front of Abaco Groceries. Although retired from the running of the facility, he is still involved from a distance.