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DALTON - The first-ever Pub for Paws Benefit will be held at McGrath's Pub in Dalton on December 2 from 5 to 10 p.m.

I think it's wonderful that the community is supporting the benefit, said Beverly Bright, Development Coordinator of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. We're taking care of hundreds of animals until they find a home.

Pub for Paws will feature live music by local bands, prizes, gift baskets, and 50/50 drawings. There will be a cover charge of $20. It will be reduced to $10 for anyone who brings a bag of pet food or supplies for donation. The drinks are no additional charge,and will be donated by McGrath's Pub owners/brothers Jimmy and Joe McGrath.

Jimmy McGrath had a Rottweiler named Haus McGrath, who was killed by an unknown hit-and-run driver on Oct. 31. Jimmy's friend Linda Serniak suggested having a benefit, which would help other pets, in honor of him. Fifty percent of the benefit's proceeds will be donated to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Clarks Summit. The other half will be donated to True-Friends Animal Welfare Center in Montrose. We really appreciate anyone helping us, said Linda Staudenmayer, manager of True-Friends Animal Welfare Center. Most of our shelters depend on donations. Any donations are greatly appreciated. They help us to help many animals.

The live music will start with Ken and Mark from Graces Downfall from 5 to 6 p.m. Rick and John from Nowhere Slow will play from 6 to 7 p.m.; Aaron and Guido from Ourafter from 7 to 8 p.m.; Byrant and Jay Green from 8 to 9 p.m.; and Mace in Dickson at 9 p.m.

We really appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity of McGrath's Pub, said Dory Browning, director of True-Friends.

To help with the event or donate, please contact Jimmy at McGrath's Pub by calling 570.563.2668.

I hope it's going to be a good turnout, said Jimmy McGrath. It should be a lot of fun. Hopefully, we can do this every year.

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