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More Than Just a Hound Dog

Elvis tribute concert to raise money for local organization

by Published: Apr 5, 2013

Mecosta County Companion Animal Resource/Education Society (CARES) will be putting on an Elvis con­cert with Elvis trib­ute artist Jake Slater.

Jennifer Thede, Ferris IT Offices Service Coordinator and Board Executive for Mecosta County CARES, said the con­cert is

$5 for Ferris stu­dents with a valid stu­dent ID and $15 for the gen­eral public.

All Elvis fans and the gen­eral pub­lic are encour­aged to come.

“The goal of Mecosta County CARES is to reduce the pet population/unwanted pets,” Thede said.

She said this is the organization’s first major fundraiser, and last year’s out­door show went well.

“We’re hop­ing to attract the same peo­ple,” Thede said.

The show is set to take place Saturday, April 6 at Crossroads Charter Academy Auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

Tickets can be pickd up tick­ets at Great Lakes Book & Supply, Kilwins/Old Pioneer and Emporium and Country Inns & Suites.

Thede said Mecosta County CARES pro­vides finan­cial assis­tance on a case-by-case basis and pro­vides spay/neuter certificates.

“The fewer unwanted pets that come through the door, it will be eas­ier on soci­ety and the work­ers of the shel­ter,” Thede said.

Any stu­dents inter­ested in help­ing out with Mecosta County CARES can attend open meet­ings the first Wednesday of every month at St. Paul’s Church or email Thede at JenniferThede@ferris.edu.