It's a Bonners Ferry Halloween to help children, pets! - Dr. Marty Becker


It’s a Bonners Ferry Halloween to help children, pets!

Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

To my friends in the Bonners Ferry community,

Can you join Second Chance Animal Adoption in making some Halloween magic for the children of Bonners Ferry while helping our community’s homeless pets at the same time?

We’re blessed to live in the Crown Jewel of the Gem State, the “Friendliest Town” in Idaho. It’s a small town where everybody knows your name, fundraisers punch above their weight, you can’t walk for exercise because people keep wanting to pick you up and give you a lift, and new residents learn to wave hello to strangers. But there are limitations to living in a small town, and that’s why we need your help.

Other than outdoor activities, there’s not a lot for children, teens, and families to do here. The Rex Theater remains closed, we don’t have a year-round pool, and there’s no meeting place for junior high students or teens outside of school.

To help remedy that and provide a fun, exciting, safe annual event, Second Chance Animal Adoption is holding its fifth annual Halloween event at the Animal Shelter & Thrift Store grounds on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Monday, October 31.

There are special times for younger children featuring stories and games, and extra-amped-up scary times for those teens and brave adults who like their skin to crawl. There is no charge for admission, but we do accept donations. All proceeds help us to give a second chance to the homeless pets of Bonners Ferry.

Would your business consider a donation to our 2016 Howloween Town event? Sponsors will be listed in all signage and promotional materials, and recognized at the event and on any media where appropriate and possible.

Working together, we can make this event bigger and better, something that will even bring people into town from neighboring areas in Northern Idaho, Montana, and Creston, B.C. We promise the animals will be grateful!

Here’s a list of sponsorship opportunities:

  • $1500 – Diamond
  • $1000- Emerald
  • $ 750 – Ruby
  • $ 500- Sapphire
  • $250 – Pearl
  • Sustaining

Meet the Rockey Burkholder Business Challenge with a Diamond Sponsorship!

An anonymous businessperson has pledged a $1,500 matching challenge for businesses that sponsor the event! He made the donation in honor of Teresa’s brother, Rockey Burkholder, saying Rockey had always been very good to him when he was a little boy growing up here in Bonners Ferry. Meet the challenge and turn $1,500 into $3,000!

You can donate to the general fund or sponsor a specific area or activity such as:

  1. Games Area
  2. Treats
  3. Food for Volunteers
  4. An 8’ booth on the Board Walk – Created and manned by you! (6 available.)
  5. Construction

All of us in Boundary County know what an amazing region it is. Let’s create memories for our children that they’ll treasure long after their children have children! With your help, we can do it!

Please contact Mila Cousins at 208-276-9427 or with any questions, and let her know you’re on board the Howloween Town Express on behalf of our community, its children, and its pets in need!

Dr. Marty Becker