July 31, 2010
Grants funded by Animal Friendly license plate sales
Chattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture today announced the recipients of the animal spay/neuter grants at the Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga. The grants supports low cost spay/neuter programs in Tennessee and are funded through Animal Friendly license plate sales.
“This is a great program that not only helps control the number of unwanted animals but it also provides important animal and public health benefits,” said Ken Givens, Commissioner. “Every dollar the agency receives goes directly to spay and neuter services. Citizens can be assured that their money is going directly to the mission of the license plate.”
Every Animal Friendly license plate sale contributes more than $15 to fund the grants. This year, $96,000 was awarded to a total of 48 different non-profit animal care and rescue organizations and government agencies. The grant amounts ranged from $1,000 to $2,500. The total funds are less than previous years, due mainly to fewer people renewing their Animal Friendly license plates. Last year, more than 2,300 animals benefited from Animal Friendly funds. [Read more]
February 9, 2009
A “Tribute to the King” concert event will be held Saturday, February 14, at the Grove School Auditorium, 215 Grove Bl., in Paris. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with showtime promptly at 7:30 p.m. This is a one-night-only event produced by and starring by Tim Dudley.
Tim, now 24, became an Elvis fan when he was about three-years-old. It all started when his Mom rented the “Elvis – Aloha From Hawaii” video. Before you knew it, he asked his grandmother to pin a towel on his shirt, and just after one day of that costume (plus the fact he ripped holes in his shirts) his grandmother decided to make him his first Elvis suit.
Elvis said in 1971, “Every dream I have ever dreamed has come true 100 times, so I will keep singing a song.” Now, Tim’s dream has come true, and that is to pay tribute to the best singer of all time, Elvis Presley. Tim hopes to keep singing the songs of Elvis as long as he is able, even if it is a hundred years from now.
Tim does this totally out of love to Elvis and to keep his memories alive to people younger than he is. He’s met a lot of great Elvis fans and Elvis’ friends in the four years he has performed his Tribute to Elvis.
Elvis and his music have helped Tim through the good and bad times in his life. He is the only singer, in Tim’s mind, who poured his heart and soul into every song he performed. Elvis never forgot his fans who made him the outstanding performer who lives in our hearts and minds today. He always remembered to “thank” them for their love and support.
Tickets are $10 per person, with proceeds to benefit Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary and the Henry County Humane Society.
For ticket information, call Brenda at 731-645-42999, Teri at 731-644-1508, Diane at 731-593-0922 or Nancy at 731-247-3042. Some tickets will be available at the door.
Here’s a clip of Tim Dudley as Elvis.