Sweet Art Auction helps local cat shelter - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sweet Art Auction helps local cat shelter

Local artists and bakers were helping Hobo Hotel for cats and kittens this weekend. The non-profit rescue group held its annual "Sweet Art" auction to help the shelter with expenses.

"This is our annual fundraiser that gets us through the spring which is our heavy kitten season. This is very important to our organization. This year, we combined the Sweet Art auction with the raffle for the Blue Dog Rodgrigue print," said Robin Anderson, HOBO Hotel board member.

Anderson explained the proceeds raised help pay for cat food, litter, spaying and neutering the cats.

More than 50 artists and 20 bakers donated items to be auctioned off. 

The artwork included water color, sketches, paintings and different prints of animals and landscapes. 

What makes the event "sweet" is the baked goods. Up for bid was everything from homemade cheesecake to a chocolate cake covered in chocolate covered strawberries.

The Sam Houston High School Beta Club was also helping raise money for the shelter by selling T-shirts and bracelets.

"We are a service group. Doing something good for the community is rewarding and trying our best at it. We also want to help the cats and HOBO Hotel. We think all the cats deserve good homes," said Lauren Bullard, SHHS Beta Club President. 

Hobo Hotel is always looking for volunteers. If you would like to help, they are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can also give them a call at 439-2428.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • ELECTION RESULTS - Nov. 18

    ELECTION RESULTS - Nov. 18

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:02 PM EST2017-11-19 17:02:22 GMT
    (Source: Secretary of State)(Source: Secretary of State)

    Results from the Nov. 18 State Treasurer election.

    More >>

    Results from the Nov. 18 State Treasurer election.

    More >>
  • Nov. 18 election results: Calcasieu Parish bonds and taxes

    Nov. 18 election results: Calcasieu Parish bonds and taxes

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:15 AM EST2017-11-19 05:15:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    FPD No. One of Wd. Six (Bond) -- $3.8M Bond - BOC - 20 Yrs.: Shall Fire Protection District No. One of Ward Six of the Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana, incur debt and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $3,800,000 for a period not to exceed twenty (20) years from the date thereof, with interest at a rate not exceeding 5.0% per annum, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining or operating fire protection facilities, machinery and equipment, including b...

    More >>

    FPD No. One of Wd. Six (Bond) -- $3.8M Bond - BOC - 20 Yrs.: Shall Fire Protection District No. One of Ward Six of the Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana, incur debt and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $3,800,000 for a period not to exceed twenty (20) years from the date thereof, with interest at a rate not exceeding 5.0% per annum, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining or operating fire protection facilities, machinery and equipment, including b...

    More >>
  • Nov. 18 election results: Calcasieu Parish School Board bonds

    Nov. 18 election results: Calcasieu Parish School Board bonds

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:56 PM EST2017-11-19 04:56:30 GMT
    CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)CPSB logo (Source: CPSB)

    Several parish bonds are on the Nov. 18 ballot in Calcasieu Parish. A bond is a way to borrow money that will have to be paid back, by you, the taxpayer. This is what the Calcasieu Parish School Board is putting on the November ballot for residents to consider in areas of Lake Charles and Westlake.  School District No. 23 -- $56.3M Bond - SB - 20 Yrs.: Shall School District No. 23 of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana ("District"), incur debt and i...

    More >>

    Several parish bonds are on the Nov. 18 ballot in Calcasieu Parish. A bond is a way to borrow money that will have to be paid back, by you, the taxpayer. This is what the Calcasieu Parish School Board is putting on the November ballot for residents to consider in areas of Lake Charles and Westlake.  School District No. 23 -- $56.3M Bond - SB - 20 Yrs.: Shall School District No. 23 of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana ("District"), incur debt and i...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly