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Every year, Murder in the Magic City does a gift basket auction to raise money for charity. The baskets contain gift items and one mystery novel--often, but not necessarily, by one of our guest authors.
In past years, we have given money to Adult Literacy causes and The Crime Lab Project. Almost all of the baskets are put together by my extremely wonderful and talented mother-in-law, Lynda Fenton. So I let her pick the charity.
This year will be donating to Chloe's Fund.
Debby Nelson and her husband Glen founded Chloe’s Fund in 2017 after the death of their beloved pet, Chloe. Chloe had a life of love, travel and joy. Sadly, she had diabetes and Cushing’s Disease for many years and finally her little body just couldn’t survive. Unlike our beloved furry family members, most of the animals at shelters have had lives of sadness and neglect. One of the greatest needs continues to be a medical fund for the animals in the shelter.
Chloe’s Fund was formed to provide for the medical needs of Florence Shelter animals. They take donations from the public and will be the recipient of this year’s money raised from the silent auction. Chloe’s Fund provides medical care for the animals and ensures the donations are spent responsibly, wisely and carefully. To date, they have been able to help over 400 animals. They pay for emergency visits as well as surgeries for sick and injured animals. They have raised over $87,000 since the beginning. They are a 501c-3 non-profit, and checks should be made to Florence Shelter with Chloe’s Fund as the memo. Chloe’s Fund is so grateful to everyone who participates.
The baskets will be on display and auctioned silently throughout the day at Murder in the Magic City. They start at very affordable prices. Please consider bidding and therefore donating to this extremely important cause.
PLANNING IS UNDERWAY!
I am thrilled beyond measure to announce our Guests of Honor for 2024. First, we have S.A. Cosby, a New York Times bestselling author of Southern Noir that includes BLACKTOP WASTELAND, RAZORBLADE TEARS, and ALL THE SINNERS BLEED. We also welcome Wanda Morris, a thriller author whose works include Anthony winner ANYWHERE YOU RUN and ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS. I am adding authors often, so stay tuned! Tickets will go on sale December 1st, 2023. I will also add updates and links to our Facebook page, so please look us up there. See you soon!