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Shelter raises $5,000 in McDonald's fundraiser, looks to more fundraisers in the future

Jessica Fuller • May 1, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Sometimes fries and a drink can go farther than you think.

The Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter raised $5,000 through one dinner-service fundraiser at nine local McDonald’s in Johnson City and as far as Gray and Piney Flats. Jim Davis, the owner of J.E. Davis Enterprises, which owns 12 of the local McDonald’s restaurants, approached shelter officials Cara Ledbetter and Tammy Davis about doing a McPet Night for the shelter. So all nine restaurants in Washington County donated 25 percent of both dine-in and drive thru sales for three hours on April 10 to benefit the shelter.

What resulted was a $5,000 check to go to the shelter’s immediate needs — food, bedding, toys, cat litter or any other day-to-day needs the shelter incurs. 

The shelter has a couple of other fundraisers coming up this year, the next of which is a collaboration with Masterpiece Mixers in Johnson City. The fundraiser is reserved for the first 50 people to sign up for a painting class. Students will leave with their own masterpiece featuring dog and cat silhouettes.

The evening has a registration fee of $35 and seats are limited. Interested painters can sign up at www.masterpiecemixersjc.com or by calling the studio at 833-6028.

Email Jessica Fuller at jfuller@johnsoncitypress.com. Follow Jessica on Twitter @fullerjf91. Like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jfullerJCP.

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