HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Southern Pines Animal Shelter has kicked off their largest fundraiser of the year.
During the month of December the shelter is holding its 17th annual No Show Ball. The way it works is invitations have been sent out inviting people not to attend the ball. This saves the participants the cost of what it would take to attend the ball such as a new dress or shoes, renting a tuxedo, getting their hair done or paying for a sitter. Instead they can stay at home and enjoy their families and pets and still help the shelter.
This is the first year the shelter has used Facebook to get the word out and they say it has been a big success.
"We have over 3000 viewers on our Facebook page, so each one of them gets to see the event," said Summer Sammons, Social Media Administrator. "They share that with their friends and families, so that's thousands more people we would normally not get to see and talk to."
Each year the event generates about $10,000 in donations for the shelter.
To take part in the event go to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Facebook page and click on the No Show Ball.