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Short Slacker Post

Here is the epitome of Slacker Saturday: making the post at 5 o’clock Sunday morning. And I do not have much to say. My friend Kim had a migraine, so I went to the H.A.L.O. Flea Market without her. It was not as much fun alone, but I wanted to support the cause.

H.A.L.O. stands for Helping Animals Live Organization. It is a no cage, no kill cat rescue organization based in Little Falls, NY. You can Like them on Facebook and visit their website at halorescue.net. You can see a lot of pictures of very sweet cats.

Personally, I am allergic to cats so cannot adopt one. However, I like to support the cause so attend their events whenever possible.

OK, this is a dull post, but at least I plugged a worthy cause. I’ll try to be more entertaining later, but I’m afraid it is Wrist to forehead Sunday.

Winning Prizes to Help the Cats

So on Friday I declared I would be posting every day.  It only took me till Sunday to make a liar out of myself.  Now here it is early Monday morning and I will attempt to finish what I started last night (I am going to give myself credit for at least starting it on Sunday).

I walked from my house to the VFW  in Herkimer for the H.A.LO. Chinese Auction.  HALO is the Helping Animals Live Organiziation. It is a no cage, no kill cat rescue organization in the Mohawk Valley. Their annual Chinese Auction is huge and hugely popular.  I donated an afghan.

Tables and tables of fabulous prizes!

I had a fun time putting in my numbers for various prizes.  I put in for a print, jewelry, baskets of different things, gift certificates, and more. I ate a hot dog.  My friend Kim joined me, and I helpfully tore her tickets while she made her selections.  It was getting close to time to draw winners!  We also put in for the 50/50 and Baskets of Cheer, which included Tylenol, much to our amusement.

We got a glass  of wine and walked around again, pointing out to each other what we did and didn’t try for.  Then we went and chatted up the bartender.  We liked him.

Mark Sommer and Kim Darling.

It took a long time for the HALO people to draw all those prizes.  We all looked at our tickets and hoped! I won a tote bag donated by Weisser’s Jewelers.  Score!

Everybody hoped to be a winner, and a lot of us were!

We had a great time for an excellent cause.  Now we can look forward to the HALO Hoedown in September!