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 “Power of Angels” Kitty Angels fundraiser 

Where: Treasures Antiques, Collectables & More, 106 Ponemah Road, Amherst 
When: Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission 
Visit: treasuresnh.com




Family fun for felines
Weekend festival raises funds for homeless cats

04/28/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 You can mingle with pirates, get a chair massage and adopt a cat all in one place at the annual Power of Angels fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

The event is hosted by Treasures Antiques, Collectables & More at its retail shop.
The 22nd annual event features over 100 vendors, live music and comedy, food, fun for kids and more to benefit Kitty Angels Inc., a no-kill cat shelter in Tyngsboro, Mass., and to help some of the shelter’s cats get adopted.
“This is our thing,” said Sherry Tobin, owner of Treasures Antiques with her husband Rick. “We’re so dedicated to the no-kill idea. It’s what we put our stock in, so we decided it was something we wanted to be involved with.”
Meet some of Kitty Angels Inc.’s adoptable cats in person and learn about others available at the shelter. Members of Amherst Veterinary Hospital will be there to answer people’s questions about cats and other animals.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own pets along for the fun, too, and that goes for any kind of pet. Tobin said she’s seen people with leashed cats and even ferrets at the event.  
The popular reenactment and improv troupe New England Brethren of Pirates will be around all weekend, interacting with visitors as characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, selling handmade pirate wares and running pirate-themed games for kids. Other entertainment includes live folk music by Derek Fimbel on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and covers of classic hits performed by Back to the Garden on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kids can get their faces painted and check out a petting zoo with various animals while parents can enjoy chair massages, which will be offered on-site.
Food vendors will be selling and giving out samples of natural food products like honey, jams, goat milk and cheeses, dips, maple products and herbs, as well as sweets like fudge, gourmet cotton candy and old-fashioned ice cream. There will be a refreshment tent with donuts and coffee for purchase.
Other vendors will be offering products and services related to pets, children, professionals, home and garden, self-defense, clothing and accessories, natural medicine and more. Local crafters and artisans will be selling handmade jewelry, felt and wool products, pottery and more, and some will be doing demonstrations like wood-turning. Additionally, there will be people running their own mini yard sales featuring all kinds of items.
There will be numerous raffles with a wide variety of prizes donated by local and national businesses. Some of the prizes include tickets for sports and performing arts events, gift certificates and gift baskets, and products for pets such as a large cat tree, a dog bed and more. Raffles will run through the month of June.
For Sherry and Rick Tobin, Power of Angels has personal significance.
“Many years ago, we adopted a little kitten from [Kitty Angels] and fell in love with him,” Tobin said. “This is our way of giving back to them and helping homeless and needy kitties with something that has fun and interest for the whole family.” 





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