We’ve had another great Member Event! With over 520 visitors, this year’s event was record breaking! Guests were shuttled down to the sanctuary where they had the opportunity to visit our gift shop, bid on items in our silent auction, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win exciting prizes, grab refreshments or a snack from the concessions and, most importantly, witness the gift of sanctuary first hand.
We are always so excited for our members to witness how their donations provide nearly 50 primates with a lifetime of sanctuary. As members toured the Primate Rescue Center, volunteers, interns and staff members were there to answer any and all questions about the primates – their homes, enrichment, diet, medical care, rescue stories and housemates are a few of the frequently discussed topics.
The gift shop was a big hit this year with tons of PRC souvenirs up for grabs. Although this was the one time a year that our entire gift shop is available for sale, keep an eye on our Facebook page for more opportunities to purchase unique PRC merchandise!
The concessions, provided by local food truck Caribbean Spice, stayed busy as hungry and thirsty patrons visited for refreshments. It was a hot day this year and we hope that all members took advantage of the water station, fans and misters!
Guests also participated in the silent auction as well as the raffle. Raffle prizes this year included airline tickets and gift certificates and baskets. Thanks to the generosity of so many donors (listed below), the silent auction had nearly 30 items to bid on!
So many hands went into making this day possible. We must thank our dedicated team of volunteers and interns, without whom we simply could not have done it. The volunteers endured the hot weather with smiles on their faces to help us make the event one of the best yet – thank you! We would also like to thank and recognize our fantastic members for showing your support to the sanctuary and our cause with your presence and your donations. We truly can’t thank you enough and we hope to see you again next year!
Last, but definitely not least, we would like to recognize and thank those that sponsored and supported the event:
300 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40503
208 S Main St
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Ale-8-One Bottling Company
Animal Hospital of Nicholasville
April Truitt & Clay Miller
Big Ass Solutions
Bruce & Helen Smith
Caribbean Spice Food Truck
Clay’s Mill Baptist Church – Mike Dunn
Danny and Libby Barnes – Alternative Jewelry
Dennis Parrish – Artist
Emily Evans – Eliminate with Emily
Fayette Gallery – Jenny Guidry
Hickman Creek Kennels
High Bridge Spring Water
Jeff Amano – Artist – Must Draw Dogs
Jack and Lynn Osborne – M & E Specialty Contracting
Ken Watts – Watts Realtors & Auctioneers
Kroger – Nicholasville, Bellerive and Brannon Crossing
Lockmasters Security Institute
Louisville Sluggers Museum
Mark Rush Photography
Southern Communications – Mike Munafo