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Litterbox Bingo raises funds for cat groups

February 10, 2019 News Extra

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Victoria Geuder, left, of West Sunbury, holds a kitten at the first Litterbox Bingo, held Sunday at Family Bowlaway. Pat Potter, the kitten's owner, looks on.Both women are volunteers with Stray Solutions Animal Rescue, a Butler group that helps foster rescued animals.
Chris Kunkel, left, and Pat Potter of Stray Solutions Animal Rescue hold Little Man and Zander, respectively, at the first Litterbox Bingo. The event, held on Sunday at Family Bowlaway, raised about $4,500 for homeless cat care and fostering.PAULA GRUBBS/BUTLER EAGLE

Two organizations benefit

The first Litterbox Bingo has been scratched off the list, and it raised about $4,500 for two cat rescue organizations.

The bingo sold out at 149 preregistered players, plus a few walk-ins who came to Family Bowlaway at noon on Sunday.

Christina Coblentz of Homeless Cats of Butler was thrilled with the response to Litterbox Bingo, which will help fund the group's mission to trap, spay and neuter stray, feral and colony cats in the community.

The funds will also benefit Stray Solutions Animal Rescue, which helps find foster homes for rescued cats.

In addition to 13 games of bingo and chances at door prizes for a $15 donation, more than 85 raffle baskets were available at Litterbox Bingo.

Those who brought cat litter, cat food or other supplies were entered into a drawing for a gift card.

Many at the registration table also dropped cash into a donation box for the two organizations.

There's more to the story! See Monday's print edition of the Butler Eagle.

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Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.