Parkview in Allen hosts BBQ fundraiser for residents local animal shelter
The residents at Parkview in Allen, in Allen, Texas, have a soft spot for animals. When they discovered a fellow resident runs a no-kill animal shelter, they brainstormed ways to help—and how to get the local community involved. Their ideas culminated in a BBQ cook-off fundraiser June 21, in which chefs from three local Holiday Retirement communities joined forces to cook up some of the best Texas BBQ and raise money for resident Peggy Thorburn’s no-kill animal shelter, Richardson AnimaLuv.
“The fundraiser was an amazing success with 300 people in attendance to feast on brisket, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken along with special sauces and rubs,” said Kayla Martin, enrichment coordinator for Parkview in Allen. “More than $400 was raised to benefit the animals at the shelter.”
Proceeds from the event will directly aid special projects and items for the animals the nonprofit no-kill shelter serves. Peggy founded Richardson AnimaLuv in 2004 and continues to own the nonprofit shelter while residing at Parkview in Allen. Her daughter and a small staff manage the day-to-day operations.
The event was a true community effort featuring food by Holiday Retirement chefs, vision and participation by residents from Parkview in Allen, Cottonwood Estates, and the Chateau, complete with support from local businesses and attendees.
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