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Annual holiday open house and Kitty Angels weekend set

AMHERST – Treasures Antiques, Collectables & MORE!, located at 106 Ponemah Road in Amherst, will be hosting its 29th annual Holiday Open House and Kitty Angels Fall Fundraising weekend Nov. 2-3. Festivities for the weekend will run both days from 10 a.m. to till 5 p.m. and includes holiday-inspired shopping, refreshments and raffles.

The event has been a mainstay in the community since its inception in 1991. Kitty Angels Inc. will be on site with several kittens for adoption, and the Amherst Animal Hospital, who has worked alongside Kitty Angels for decades and has cared for some of worst cases of critically ill or injured kittens, also will be on hand.

For the first time at the Holiday Open House, there is going to be live musical entertainment provided by various individuals and bands, including Joey Peavey, Roosta, Levi Maxwell, Rick Steen, The 5 to 9 Band and Codaria.

The holiday and fundraising event is pet and kid friendly and will offer special sales, inside and out, including, but not limited to, vintage Christmas and holiday decorative items, various jewelry, soaps and other eclectic items for your personal use or gift giving as well as various pet products. There will again be a petting zoo and pony rides by Mapledell Farms of Townsend, Massachusetts. Come greet and meet Lori-Ellen Budenas of Fluid Visions, a creator of abstract paintings and coasters using acrylic paints and alcohol ink and now offering framed “beach art” and ornaments, perfect for gift giving, collecting or one-of-a-kind decorating, all at very reasonable pricing. Some of the long-time supporting vendors as well as several new vendors to the event will include: Sillie Puffs, a gourmet grill team offering hot and cold food delights; specialty jewelry designer Karen Files; LuLaRoe; Vinyl Revival; Dusty Finds; Pet Pawlicy; Break Free 603; The Spirit of Cacao; Heart’s Design Jewelry; Cutco; Pampered Chef; Samantha Michalides; Chalk Couture; Clear Choice; Color Street; Paparazzi Jewelry; Heavenly Goddess and many more.

Kitty Angels Inc., a no-kill cat shelter is made up of all unpaid volunteers and is dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats and furnishing them with treatment for injuries or other health issues.

These cats are then placed into life-long, loving “forever homes” with compatible owners.

All necessary steps are taken to insure the wellbeing of the cats, including spaying and neutering and providing rabies, distemper and other necessary vaccinations.

They are a nonprofit, charitable corporation and all donations are fully tax-deductible with every penny of each donation going directly to the care of these cats.

Treasures also will be offering a number of fun and exciting raffles, with prizes donated by local and national businesses, including items such as cat and dog related prizes, jewelry, specialty food packages, a hotel stay, chain-sawed wood carving and an assortment of other fun and exciting prizes. For more information, visit www.TreasuresNH.com.

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