‘Party for the Pets’ benefits UPAWS

Students from Northern Michigan University are teaming up with the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter to have some fun and raise some money for a good cause.

‘Party for the Pets’ is this Saturday afternoon at the Masonic Building in downtown Marquette.

The Student Leader Fellowship Program at NMU has been hard at work getting the party started.

The event will feature brunch, a silent auction, and a DJ.

“It’s just an amazing collaboration between the University and the Marquette community,” SLSP Coordinator Jon Barch said.  “We live in a really great place that supports the learning and development of the students, and the students are really into supporting and engaging in their local community in a very positive way.”

“We’re really excited about this Saturday to actually see it unfold and get the community out there and see how much money we can actually raise,” SLFP member Justin Berkel said.

All of the money raised benefits the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter.

“Anything that’s raised at this event this Saturday is going to go towards caring for pets at UPAWS, so it goes towards medication, caring for the animals, providing food and shelter, and on getting them new homes,” UPAWS Manager Lareina Vanstrien said.

‘Party for the Pets’ is from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.