Chrizma Salon Holds Unique Fundraiser for Local Animal Shelter

There were many pies thrown during the Chrizma Salon fundraiser for The Bradford County Humane Society. Local students, family members, neighbors and friends gathered at the salon located on Thomas Street in Towanda for an old-fashioned pie-in-the-face party. Anyone wishing to throw a pie paid $5 which was then donated to BCHS. What started out quite formal with certain people knowing they would be participating, became a free for all with everyone having fun and throwing pies and helping the animal shelter all at the same time.

With the sale of pies in the face, BCHS t-shirts, raffles and a silent auction, a whopping $617.28 was raised.

Photo left: Cassidy and mom Christine.
Photo below: Lauren Ferruli and Phil Blemley

Chrizma Salon owner Christine Griffith and daughter Cassidy Estelle came up with the idea. They have been avid supporters and volunteers at BCHS since June of 2011. “We wanted to do something different and unique to raise awareness for the animals at the Humane Society,” said Griffith.

Many local businesses helped support too. Topps Markets in Wysox donated cookies and cakes and Standing Stone Transport in Towanda donated whipped cream for the pies. Many individuals assisted with cat and dog food donations for the shelter as well. A silent auction full of hair products, Mary Kay cosmetics, and Chrizma Salon gift certificates was held. Wyalusing Senior Savanna Cobb was also in attendance as she is working with BCHS for her Senior Project.

“I have been to many fundraisers for our shelter, and this was definitely at the top of the charts as far as people have so much fun! I was so impressed with how many local community members and family friends of the salon that was there to support us,” stated Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director. Spencer was on hand with various t-shirts for sale, educational materials, brochures and newsletters as well as her adopted Chihuahua, Grace.

Because of the success of this fundraiser, Griffith says they will continue to hold an annual event in support of the homeless and abandoned animals of BCHS.