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FUR hosts seventh annual Barnyard BBQ Blast

FUR will host its seventh annual Barnyard BBQ Blast Fundraiser on Oct. 9. Donated photo FUR will host its seventh annual Barnyard BBQ Blast Fundraiser on Oct. 9. Donated photo

FUR’s seventh annual Barnyard BBQ Blast fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. With music, raffles, games, a silent auction and, of course, a delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, this event will make any cat lover purr. The fun takes place at Barn Star Events in the Jonathan Creek area. 

While lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m., the festivities begin at 1 p.m. with FUR’s annual meeting. All are welcome

Tickets are available online at or by mail at P.O. Box 1352, Waynesville, North Carolina, 28786.

An individual ticket costs $35 and comes with one plate of food from Ben’s Backdraft and Woof Street Bistro and unlimited sweet or unsweetened tea or water. Sponsorships are available for $150 and include two plates of food and four wines or beers, as well as the other beverages. There will be a cash bar with wine from Bosu’s Wine Shop and handcrafted beer donated by Boojum Brewery. Please bring an ID to visit the cash bar.

There will also be a drawing for a special item. Shady Lady quilter La Veda Longfellow has donated a fun art quilt called “Biscuit Head Cats.” The quilt measures 37-by-37 inches. Tickets will be available at the event or in advance at Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery for $3 each or four for $10. The winner need not be present.

“This event has been a wonderful success in years past,” said Lisa Sanborn, event co-coordinator and FUR Board President. “We are excited to again gather with our supporters for a fun event to further FUR’s mission.”

FUR would like to thank Boojum, Longfellow and Woof Street Bistro, who is donating the food, for their generosity.

All proceeds benefit Feline Urgent Rescue (FUR) of Western North Carolina, a non-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, abandoned and neglected cats in Western North Carolina.

For more information or directions, visit the website or call 844.888.CATS (2287).

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