Thursday, July 17, 2008

Support the Local Animal Shelter

If you are an animal lover and looking to get involved in something local, look no further!

With town approval and the support of good neighbors all over North Mecklenburg, the Cornelius Animal Shelter is looking forward to their move from the current tarped facility to a new building.
In order to finish construction, they need help to help us raise the additional $250,000 needed for the new shelter!

You can simply donate money, host a Cookies For A Cause event (, or go to one of the events around town to show your support!

TV Raffle
: Thursday, July 17
What: Raffle tickets sold to win a flat screen TV go towards the shelter
Where: Midtown Sundries

Midtown Sundries
When: Band nights, All summer long
What: Your cover charge supports the new shelter


Send a tax-deductible donations to:
Cornelius Town Hall Attn: Finance Department 21445 Catawba Avenue Cornelius, NC 28031. Please write on the check "Animal Shelter Construction Fund."

Just recently, C4AC held their first kick-off cookie book party and $1.00 from the sale of each cookbook was donated to the shelter.

I also hosted a Barefoot Book party and instead of receiving free merchandise, I took my sales percentage and donated to the shelter! (contact Lyndsey Burr if you are interested in hosting a Barefoot Books Party at

We'd love to here what you've done! Please comment if you donate, host a party or attend an event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful cause - these animals and their shelter need our support!

Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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