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Annual ‘LuHowl’ hopes to make helping animals fun

Annual ‘LuHowl’ hopes to make helping animals fun

Say “Aloha” to helping animals with the 14th annual “LuHowl” hosted by the Humane Society of Washington County.

The LuHowl fundraising auction is on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the historic Milestone Farm in Williamsport.

“Joining us at LuHowl means you are helping save lives,” said Noel Fridgen, communications and digital fundraising manager at the Humane Society of Washington County. “Plus, it’s a relaxed evening out with great food, great people and great fun.”

The Hawaiian-themed evening features items donated by individuals and businesses throughout the community, including indoor skydiving, spa packages, signed sports memorabilia, jewelry and more.

Tickets include food donated by Dutch’s Daughter of Frederick as well as drinks, music and dancing.

In addition, guests can tour a private car museum owned by Don Bowman, a local business leader.

“We have many wonderful auction items and there are some exciting additions this year,” said Teresa Dick, corporate partnership and events manager at Humane Society of Washington County. “A special animal ambassador will be in attendance and at the end of the evening guests will leave knowing their support truly makes a difference in the lives of the animals every day.”

A dog is being petted at the annual "LuHowl" fundraising auction in 2018 to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. (Courtesy of Semper Anticus Photography)
 

Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. They can be purchased online at hswcmd.org or at the shelter.

All proceeds from the event benefit spay/neuter programs for animals at HSWC.

“We’d love to see new faces at this year’s event,” Fridgen said. “If you’ve never been to LuHowl before, you’re in for a treat. We are always excited to meet new people who support the shelter and show them what an important difference they make for the animals at HSWC.”

The 6th annual Jone Bowman Champ Award will also be presented at the event to April Frusher-Boyle. Jone Bowman, the late wife of Don Bowman, passed away in 2014 and was a local advocate for animals.

Frusher-Boyle has been an active volunteer at HSWC since 2016 with the foster program which includes doing everything from bottle-feeding kittens and entering data to training new foster families.

She also teaches “Dogs 101” and “Cats 101” classes to new volunteers and regularly gives tours to school groups and clubs as well as help to develop and grow the neonatal foster program.

Top photo: This 2018 file photo, shows local business leader Don Bowman, and his wife Mary, as they host the annual "LuHowl" fundraising auction at their historic Milestone Farm in Williamsport. (Courtesy of Semper Anticus Photography)

If you go ...

WHAT: The Humane Society of Washington County LuHowl fundraiser 
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 5 to 9 p.m. 
WHERE: Historic Milestone Farm, Williamsport
COST: Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at hswcmd.org or at the shelter. All proceeds from the event benefit spay/neuter programs for animals at HSWC.  
CONTACT: Noel Fridgen at 301-733-2060 or email nfridgen@hswcmd.org

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