This year’s Amazingly Fun Race lived up to its name! We had almost twice as many teams sign up, some great new sponsors, and some repeat supporters. In addition, this year we moved the bar and raised more money than we did at our 2016 AFR. We’d like to thank our sponsors and prize donors. Without them we wouldn’t have been able to put on this entertaining fund raiser.
These local businesses are helping us save cats!
Claremont Savings Bank – This bank puts their money back into the community in many ways. We are grateful for their continued support.
Dan’s Max Saver – This place is a candy store for all sorts of handy people and DIYers. They carry Dewalt and Porter & Cable tools, and all sorts of other gems and goodies.
Mascoma Bank – Another repeat sponsor of our Amazingly Fun Race, Mascoma offers service at locations all over the area.
Aubuchon Hardware (Walpole, NH) – Everything you would expect from a hardware store, and one of their excellent employees also became an adopter after learning about our shelter when we visited.
Affordable Hairstyling – This salon owner lets us make a mess of their yard each Amazingly Fun Race. Thanks, Michelle!
Bellows Falls Pet Shop – This store is a unique shop in the village. They don’t sell pets. They sell high quality foods, treats, and other pet care products. They also have a very cool second hand/oddities shop section where you can find used furniture, housewares, collectibles, and rockin’ musical equipment!
Cheever Tire Service – The owners of this tire store are major animal lovers. Their shop sells tires for cars, trucks, heavy equipment, farm vehicles, and trailers. We’d like to thank them for their donation for the race and their help throughout the year.
Diamond Pizza – If you love a crunchy crust or yummy pasta bakes this Walpole eatery should be on your favorites list. An extra bonus is that you can ride your snowmobile right to the restaurant in the winter!
Dari Joy – If you live in the area, you know Dari Joy as a pillar of summer time awesome. They’re also generous when it comes to their community. Some lucky racers won gift certificates for some tasty treats.
Famous Pizza – All we can say is try the Fish Finger sub. It’s the cat’s pajamas!
Falls Mane Salon and JoAnna’s Glamorama – These two salons share a location on Atkinson St. in Bellows Falls and their owners share a love for their community. Thank you, ladies, for your generosity.
Greater Falls Pharmacy – Great people, great service, and they offer delivery for medications. They seriously do go the extra mile in taking care of their customers. And they donated to our Amazingly Fun Race to help us take care of cats.
HoganCamp PC – This company and their employees have been long time supporters of RVAPL. Thank you, from the bottoms of our cat loving hearts.
J.S. Automotive – With locations in Charlestown and Walpole, it’ll be easy for one of our racers to get a free inspection. But there is a bonus to visiting the Walpole location. One of the fellows brings his favorite furry pal to work with him, and sometimes he comes out to say hello to customers.
Moon Dog Cafe – Another business with a furry representative, the Moon Dog Cafe was happy to donate a gift certificate for us to give away. Not only do they serve local specialties to be enjoyed with a lovely view of the square, the restaurant is decorated with unique art works that you can buy right off the walls.
Pompanette – A collaboration to catch a pair of strays at the Bomar building in Charlestown created another connection in the community that we treasure. Thanks for your support!
Round Yoga – Cats are naturals at the complex poses and stretches of yoga, but people sometimes need special training. Karen at Round Yoga will be helping a few of our racers to improve their health and embrace their inner cats. Thank you, Karen!
Village Square Booksellers – The owners of this shop are tireless supporters of too many community groups, events, and projects to list. We are grateful to be among that number and for all the ways they make this area a great place to live.
Walkers Hair Salon – Don’t miss this little shop located under Lola’s Pizza, in North Walpole. They care about cats and can give you a purr-m!
Rockingham Roasters – The donation from Rockingham Roasters filled our vehicles and the shelter with incredible aroma on it’s way to the possession of a lucky raffle winner. Check out their website to learn about their building restoration project, where to grab a cup, and/or to order locally roasted, quality coffee, at reasonable prices.