PEYTON NICKS Fremont Tribune
The FurEver Home, in partnership with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Fremont and the Traynor Band, will host a dinner and dance called “Love is FurEver” in February.
âIt’s a thank you to the community as well as a fundraiser for FurEver Home. Most of our funding comes from these larger events, âsaid Bekki Welander of FurEver Home.
The FurEver Home is an animal rescue in Fremont that focuses on owner support, education, training, foster care and adoptions.
They also work with other nearby shelters to house stray animals and save animals from euthanasia.
Doors open at 5 p.m. on February 12 at the Fremont Eagles Club, 649 N. Main St. Dinner is 5:30 to 8 p.m. with dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.
Presale tickets are available on the FurEver Home website at https://www.fetchingfureverhomes.org.
âThe money from all of our fundraisers is used to take care of the animals. Whether it’s sterilization, microchipping, nail trimming, food bills, property transfers and vaccinations. Many of the animals that arrive are stray, so they are sick or have mange, fleas and other control issues. So that’s where the money is going, âWelander said.
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Welander added that the partnership between FurEver Home and the Eagles of Fremont came after the nonprofit animal group was unable to use an alternate location.
The Eagles then donated their space to animal rescue. Once the place was chosen, came the music.
âWe were looking for groups and I contacted several, not all of whom were willing to donate their services or were already booked that day. Then I found the Traynor Band and saw that they were from Valley, Nebraska, and were willing to volunteer their time, âWelander said.
The Traynr Band has released songs such as “Damn Good Place to Drink” and “Rumor Has It” on iTunes and Spotify. Recently, the group released their first extended track titled “Blinking Lights” which is available on all streaming platforms.
Although the event is scheduled for mid-February, over a month from now Welander wanted to remind people to register now.
âWe need to have a food count by January 31st. Thus, presale tickets will have a choice of steak, shrimp or chicken. So sign up quickly to say whatever you want, âWelander said.
Presale tickets, which include entry and food, cost $ 30, but for those who are only interested in a night of dance and drinks, there will be a cash bar and covered entry set at $ 10. This can be purchased before the start of the event or at the door the same day.
âIt will be a fun time for all ages,â Welander said. âFamily events are great for everyone. It would also be a great date for Valentine’s Day.