The DeKalb Animal Coalition's re-sale store at 110 West Walnut (next door to the former location of the White Possum Restaurant) will be open for business on September 10-12. The store is the second fund-raising effort for the benefit of our community's new animal shelter. The store, which was designed, organized, and manned entirely by volunteers, will sell furniture, tools, sporting goods, electronic equipment, toys, books, men and women's clothing, Christmas decorations, and many other items. All the merchandise was donated and every cent raised will go to the DAC to complete the interior of the shelter.
A spokesperson for the Coalition said, "We are very grateful that the City and County have appropriated funds for the construction of a building to house the animal shelter. Now it is up to us, the Coalition, to raise money to equip the interior of the building. We will need a dog washing station, laundry facilities, office equipment, cat cages, a cleaning system, etc. The list goes on and on, but I have no doubt that we will reach our goal. Community support has been phenomenal."
The Coalition has planned a series of fund raisers under the name "DAC Presents...." The first event, which raised $2,000 for the Coalition, was an entertaining lecture by County Historian, Tommy Webb, on the book "Fish on the Steeple." On Sept. 10-12 the re-sale store will open.
Then On Sept. 26, Mr. Webb will be the guest speaker for "DAC Presents... The Civil War in DeKalb County." In October DAC Presents... will sponsor a walking ghost tour, narrated by Sarah Cripps. If the re-sale store does well, it will be open with different merchandise in November.