Join FOBA at a Strut for Strays event organized by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can raise money for FOBA by participating in a 5K run or a 5K walk, or by just making a donation and attending the event. The Strut for Strays will be held at Newbury Upper Green, One Green Street in Newbury. Festival activities for the entire family include crafts, food, beverages, music, performers, activities, and games.
You can support FOBA at this event in three ways.
- As an individual or team walker. To sign up for the 5K walk, use the green Register button in the top right corner after clicking this link, then select Friends of Beverly Animals. The walk starts at 12:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
- As an individual or team runner. To register for the 5K run, go to this link. The run starts at 10:45 a.m. with awards at noon.
- By making a donation to the FOBA walking team. You can donate at the FOBA’s booth at the Strut for Strays event. You can also donate on-line by clicking the Donate button. The on-line donation page is laid out in a way that makes it seem that funds go to MRFRS (the event organizer) but rest assured, donations made on-line do go to FOBA.
Walkers raising over $25 and all runners will receive a t-shirt at the event. Runners who register by March 31 will receive a technical wicking shirt.
Please join us for the event even if you are not planning to participate in the walk or run. There are plenty of family-friendly activities. FOBA will receive money from donations, fund raising beyond the registration fee, and sales from our booth.
Poster for Strut for Strays 5K Walk & Run. Click on the image above to view it at full size.
Mahsati Dancer and her gang have organized a show to benefit FOBA and Sweet Paws Rescue: an evening of dancing, music, and entertainment, local performers showcasing many different styles of bellydance, all to live Led Zeppelin music. The Led Zeppelin cover band will be Dazed.
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Moose Lodge 218, at 50 Grove St, Salem, MA
Tickets are $21 if ordered in advance, $25 at the door. Click the poster image below to order tickets.
ALL proceeds go directly to FOBA and Sweet Paws Rescue.
Click the poster image above for more information and to order tickets
We’d like to encourage all local friends to attend this fun event. We can’t thank Mahsati Dancer and her gang enough. Hope many of you will attend. They put on a really good show!
Buy our calendar at the holiday fair!
Reminder that FOBA will be at the First Baptist Church Holiday Fair, 221 Cabot Street, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 AM to 3 PM. This is always a joyous event, with nice holiday music, tons of crafts, good food, and more. We will have our beautiful calendars, pet toys, home-made, nutritious treats, jewelry and decorations for sale. Made and donated by our volunteers. Please stop by our table, browse and know that if you make a purchase, you will be helping us rescue and find homes for more precious animals! Thank you!
We held our annual Fur Ball on Saturday, October 11 at the ICC in Beverly. We had a nice turnout, delicious food (provided by Super Sub and our volunteers), a great band (“The Sellouts”), plus we had some interesting and attractive raffle items provided by local merchants and friends (too many to list here). We would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make the event a success. We also want to express our appreciation to Mayor Michael Cahill, State Representative Jerry Parisella, State Senator Joan Lovely, and candidate for State Representative Rick Marciano for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend. Money raised at the Fur Ball will help us continue our work rescuing and finding good homes for precious animals in need. Thank you, one and all!