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TWINSBURG -- More than 30 people and their pooches attended a dog walk and fundraiser for the Humane Society of Summit County May 20, sponsored by the Interact Club of Twinsburg and raising more than $200.
The Interact Club, which itself is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Twinsburg, planned and organized all the activities for the fundraiser, which took place at the Darrow Road shelter.
Prizes were awarded for best couple; best costume; best tail wag; smallest and biggest dog; most beautiful and most handsome; and best tricks.
Handel's Homemade Ice cream & Yogurt of Twinsburg donated dog-friendly ice cream treat for the winners. The teens with the service and leadership club accepted donations for snacks and sold raffle tickets for pet care prizes donated by Jennie Bais. They ultimately presented a $210 check to Humane Society Director of Development Louise DiLullo June 6.
Students were given a tour of the shelter while DiLullo explained the needs of the shelter, including bleach, blankets, laundry detergent, hot dogs and peanut butter. Teens also learned how the Humane Society is different from a county pound.
The Interact Club of Twinsburg is for students 12 to 18 years old who reside in the Twinsburg City School District. The group meets at the Twinsburg Public Library. Interact's purpose is to teach leadership skills and the importance of community service and is a program of Rotary International. For more information contact Laura Leonard at 330-425-4268 ext. 5.