New calendar to spotlight Mt. Pleasant pets
The new year will bring a calendar featuring pets that starred at the 2012 Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival.
Proceeds from the sale of the product — which will feature various animals entered into the festival's Pet Photo contest — will benefit local, non-profit animal care organizations, said Rachel Bundridge, owner of the Knotty Dog salon in the borough.
“We wanted to do something different so we thought that a calendar would be a nice idea,” Bundridge said.
The product will be available in time for Christmas, said Courtney Grosshans, the business's co-owner.
“We already have a lot of interest so that is great,” Grosshans said.
The idea for the calendar was conceived after the duo was asked to take over the Pet Photo contest at this year's festival.
In an effort to make the contest more interesting, the ladies announced that the top 13, money-raising pet entries would be a part of the new calendar.
“We had a good response,” said Bundridge, adding that there were nearly 50 contest entries. “We had a lot of people who really wanted their pets to be a part of the calendar.”
A portion of proceeds from the contest were donated to the ongoing care of Gerro, the Mt. Pleasant Borough police department's K-9 unit, which is something both Bundridge and Grosshans said is very important.
“We really, really support everything that Officer (George) Grippo and Gerro do,” Bundridge said. “We want to do what we can to help with drug prevention.”
The calendar will feature 11 dogs, one cat and one bird. It will also note dates marked for borough events in 2013.
“The calendar will contain the (dates of the borough volunteer fire department) Fireman's Fair and all the (Mt. Pleasant) Concerts (in the Park),” said Jeff Landy, the borough manager. “I think it's a great idea and it's something that the people in the community will be able to use, not only as a calendar, but also as a reminder of when events are taking place in the borough.”
Samples of the finished calendar will soon be available for viewing in area stores, the borough's municipal building at 1 Etze Ave., and at the Knotty Dog.
“We'll be taking orders and the calendars will then be done for Christmas,” Bundridge said. “If this is successful, it's something that we would like to do every year.”
Those interested in more information on the pet calendars are asked to call the Knotty Dog at 724-547-5668.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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