Phinney’s Friends kicked off the holiday season with the 4th annual Paws for the Holidays Festival in November. The historic Pierce House in the quintessential New England town of Lincoln provided the perfect atmosphere for celebrating just before the last of fall’s leaves hit the ground.
This year set a new record – over 75 families took pictures with Santa and the Grinch this year! We heard the Grinch may have even enjoyed having his picture taken.
The Pierce House was filled with the sound of harpist Jaimee Joroff and the Lincoln Traditional Jazz band.
Pro baker and Phinney’s volunteer Alyssa Cohen almost sold out the goodies she prepared for our guests — homemade caramel apples, cupcakes, cookies, and chocolate-covered pretzels! Bidding continued for silent auction items like ski tickets, and many started their holiday shopping early in the crafts market.
This year, a very special guest, Carla, shared the positive impact of Phinney’s Friends on her life and the lives of her cats. We are honored that Carla has been one of our clients for several years.
Phinney’s Friends would like to express our gratitude to the volunteers and attendees for a successful festival. Our organization relies heavily on donations to keep caring for pets of low-income families in Massachusetts, and Paws for the Holidays provides a festive opportunity to gather in celebration of our cause! We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season.
Photos by volunteers Shannon Murphy and Jay Sullivan.