Sunday, December 12, 2010

Animal Shelter Christmas Open House: A Time of Sharing

From December 13 through December 24, the Hibbing Animal Shelter and Humane Society is holding a Christmas Open House at the Shelter. The hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The purpose of the Open House is two-fold: first, to acquaint the public with our many dogs, puppies, cats and kittens waiting for adoption, and secondly, to ask for Christmas donations of pet supplies for the Shelter, as well as for those people in the community who are in need of help caring for their animals. We want people to help out families first, of course, but if they can afford it, to also remember our animal friends with gifts of dog and cat food, pet treats and chews, toys, catnip, blankets and collars.

The Shelter recommends Pedigree Dog Kibble (for large and small breeds), Purina Puppy Chow, Meow Mix Dry Cat Food, Friskies Canned Cat Food, and Purina Kitten Chow. The Shelter will collect the donations and then share and distribute them at the Salvation Army, on December 23, to pet owners who need pet food and supplies. The public is asked to stop in at the Shelter, or call them, to either donate supplies, or request them for their pets in need. Our hours are from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

To join in with the Christmas spirit, the Shelter will be serving hot apple cider and cookies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday from December 13 through December 24.

The Shelter encourages everyone to stop by the Shelter, see our pets, listen to Christmas carols, have a hot drink, and donate if they can. The Shelter is located at 11215 Hwy 37, Hibbing. It is ½ mile west of the airport, on the north side of Hwy 37, (tan and green building). The phone number is (218) 262-1900. You can see photos of our pets for adoption at

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Festivities

Starting December 2nd:

The Hibbing High School Student Council is hosting the annual Spirit of Unity Parade.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. on December 2nd with floats leaving from the Memorial Building. The parade route follows a loop to and from the center and includes 23rd Street, First Avenue, Howard Street and Seventh Avenue.

Before the parade:
Have photos taken with Santa at Zimmys from 3:00-5:00
Enjoy a pre-parade party at Security State Bank from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Donna J's restaurant in the Howard Court is also having an Open House / Grand Reopening with their expanded space from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

December 7th

The Hibbing Public Library will have their Yuletide Festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Santa will read Yuletide stories by the fireplace at 6 p.m. followed by a performance by the Hibbing City Band. The Literacy Action Center will hand out books to children in the library auditorium, where children can visit with Santa Claus. A children’s Christmas craft opportunity will be available in the children’s room.
See the Community Calendar for many more events.

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