Midnight is a 2 year old male black cat...Pet of the Week Date...Feb. 9-Feb. 15, 2016

Porter is a male brindle 3 year old mastiff...Pet of the Week Date...Feb. 9-Feb. 15, 2016

La Grange High School Varsity Cheerleaders donate to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter serving Fayette County Texas with their spirit chain fund raiser.  Pictured: Malyn Parker, Erin Supak, Serria Srubar, Katelyn McCourt, "LuLu" (Baillie Powell), Cami Braswell, Lauren Zbranek, Lindsey Gerik, Tori Hopson, Shelby Miertchen, Harley Latham & Niki Powell (GJAS Director).

Thank you to the Monument Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center for the Paws for the cause donation made to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter!!
4-H Donates to Animal Shelter:
Recently Fayette County 4-H hosted a 4K Run/Walk on "One Day 4-H."  One Day 4-H is during National 4-H Week and is a day when all clubs/county 4-H programs participate in a Community Service project to benefit their community.  All proceeds raised from the 4K Run/Walk were donated to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, Texas 4-H Center, Brazos Valley Hospice and AMEN Food Pantry.
Hermes Elementary Second Grade Students donate to the animal shelter for Christmas.  The second graders & their teachers visited the shelter & sang Christmas Carols to the Staff & Pets while making their donation.

People in picture from left to right:

Melissa Schneider, Sue Kalinec, President, Mary Kelly, Sandy Parr, of the Saturn Friendship Club, and Wendie Noak.  Melissa and Wendie are with the Gardenia E Janssen Animal Shelter in La Grange. 

Saturn Friendship Club is a social club that makes donations to worthy causes.  This year our members voted to make our annual donation to the Gardenia E Janssen Animal Shelter in La Grange.  Members come from Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales and Lavaca Counties and we meet monthly at The Cistern Schoolhouse. 

BIG THANK YOU to the Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative Employee Charity Fund for the great donation to GJAS.
GJAS Staff:  Melissa Schneider, Wendie Noak & Niki Powell (not pictured Trevor Underwood)
Care Inn Nursing Home Rehab Residence & Rehab Department Staff in La Grange did a "Dog Days of Summer" pet food/supply drive for the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter.  Special thanks to these great folks for always thinking about the stray & unwanted pets of Fayette County.

FISHING, FASHION & FUNDRAISING-GIDDINGS AREA LADIES WIN BIG!!!  The 19th Annual Redfish Rodeo, a two day ladies only dishing tournament was held Friday, September 27th and Saturday 28th (2013) at the new Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston, Texas.  Over 150 women representing thirty-eight teams competed for trophies and money to donate to their favorite charity.  First place was Georgianna Fox s Team 15 sponsored by her own restaurant Murphy s Steakhouse with 44.25 pounds, also awarded $3,000 to give to their local animal shelter, & earned Largest Trout with 25 5/8 .  The team consisted of Vanessa Flory, Natalie Flory, Denee Ludeke & Team Captain Georgianna Fox.  Team Guide was Ralph Frazier of Frazier Guide Service of Galveston. Other sponsors for Team 15 included Direct Oifield Svc., Pumpco, Inc., R.J. Nitsche, Fred Cooper of Giddings, Matthew Kasper & William Erkhart of Winchester.  The 152 women fishing the Redfish Rodeo represent a myriad of esteemed professions.  Several of the ladies are traveling from as far as Canada, Florida, Georgia and New Jersey with the majority of the ladies living in Texas.  Team 15 split the $3,000 between the Giddings Animal Shelter & the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter serving Fayette County, Texas.  Pictured is Georgianna Fox, Team 15 Captain & owner of Murphy s Steakhouse in Winchester & Niki Powell, GJAS Executive Director.  The funds for the Annual Redfish Rodeo were donated by Hebert Financial Services, Lloyd P. Hebert of Conroe, Texas.

The Swiss Alp 4-H Club met at the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter on Sunday, February 9th to tour the facility & make a donation for a community service project.  After the tour the club used our community outreach room to conduct their meeting.

Right to Left:
Memory Pinson, Katie McCourt, Katherine Burns, Aaron Janda, Ryan McCourt, Rayna Pinson, Kat Pinson & not pictured Kathy Janda (Club Manager)
The La Grange Middle School Student Council participated in a quarter drive benefiting the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter.  The kids raised $250 in quarters!  Pictured are the members of the Student Council presenting the check.
Residents of Care Inn La Grange, along with the Rehabilitation Department, had a Christmas Santa Paws Gift Tree this year. Residents, staff and visitors were all encouraged to donate item for the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter. Over 30... items were donated during the holidays. Animals are special to the rehabilitation department. We have 2 dogs that come to work with rehab staff and some therapy patients come more eagerly to do their therapy because of the dogs, says Debra Hall (Physical Therapist).

Front Row Left to Right:
Bonnie Jackson, Mimi Eckstine, Sarah Rosenkrantz, Mary Wiley, Olga Buchhorn & Nola Goehring

Back Row Left to Right:
Niki Powell (GJAS Director), Diane Supak (OT), Mary Behal (PT), Laura Vestal (COTA) & not pictured Debra Hall (PT)
Sacred Heart Catholic School 3rd graders tour the shelter & make a donation to the animals.  Thank You Sacred Heart Kids!!!
The 2013 La Grange High School Cheerleader sponsored spirit chain contest proceeds have been split between the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter & Relay for Life.  Picture was taken at the half time show against Giddings, Friday night October 25th at the Leps stadium.  Pictured from left to right: Lindsey Gerik, Lauren Zbranek, Tickles McCarty, Abby Morgan, Breanna Devroe, Alex DelaRosa, Colton Dunk, LuLu (Cami Braswell) David Laigle (GJAS Treasurer), Niki Powell (GJAS Director), Erin Supak, Kayla Elles, Kenzie Walker, Tayrn Wenske & Lindsey Pleasant. 
"Kisses" the House Cat napping on a dog bed donation.  WE MISS YOU KITTY!!!

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