Purses for Pets, tomato tasting fundraiser this Saturday
|Tomato lovers will enjoy tasting more that 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes at the Tomato Festival held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Every Bloomin’ Thing.|
|Tim Keesey will provide smooth tunes for the third annual Purses for Pets and Tomato Festival fundraiser this Saturday. File photos|
Sept. 20, 2013 — The third Annual Tomato Festival and Purses for Pets fundraising event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Every Bloomin’ Thing Garden Center and Gift Shoppe, 705-670 Highway 395 E, Susanville.
The evening features a silent purse auction, heirloom tomato tasting, live music by Tim Keesey, canning demonstrations and a canned tomato contest.
Lassen County Humane Society President Kittie Edson said the beautiful garden setting, pleasant music and delicious tomatoes make for a fantastic evening.
The silent auction will feature a large variety of purses from western and blinged out to formal and casual. All proceeds benefit the local spay and neuter program.
The Tomato Festival will include more than 30 heirloom tomatoes for tasting. Participants can then vote on their favorite variety. Every Bloomin’ Thing is also hosting a canned tomato contest.
Treats Natural Pet Marketplace will be on hand with free samples and answers to all your questions about pet nutrition and care.
Tomato and pet lovers will also have a chance to win a cord of wood, a gift basket from Treats and a stay at the Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel.
Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Wine and water will be available.
For more information about the festival, call Every Bloomin’ Thing at 251-2330. For more information about Purses for Pets and the spay and neuter program, call the humane society at 257-4555
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