Deneen Anderson was in her manager’s office after the success of the market in September, with his boss on the other end of the line.
“I want you to come up with something, an event each quarter we can do here, it doesn’t matter what it is,” said the voice on the other end of the line.
Then she said, “I’m kind of excited since Christmas is coming.”
Anderson went home to come up with ideas and thought, why not four festive Fridays in December?
Since no one had ever done one before in Hanna she thought for the second Friday in December why not dog photos with Santa?
Hanna ATB branch held a successful dog photo with Santa fundraiser on Fri. Dec. 9 with proceeds going towards the Harvest Sky Animal Rescue.
“There were big dogs, little dogs and everything in between,” said Anderson.
For the event it was $25 to book a session with 20 sessions available with the hope of raising $500 for the local animal shelter, said Anderson.
For Harvest Sky Animal Rescue events like the one done by the ATB are very important, said Trevor Kerr, chair of the board of directors.
“It’s actually huge for us, it shows that the community supports what we’re doing on a scale I guess a little bit larger than just individuals supporting us.”
All money donated to the rescue goes towards the animals, said Kerr.
“We have no paid staff so it’s all volunteers so none of the money goes towards people, it all goes towards the care of the animals whether that’s veterinary fees or lights, food and litter.”