May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Michele was one of the original “Niche Family” and soon adopted many of us to be a part of her family. She always listened to our needs and always had advice. Her passing affected people in many ways but her life affected us more. Prior to leaving us she requested that we don’t morn her loss but to celebrate her living. Please come out on Friday the 19th at six o’clock to raise your glass and help us toast our friend Michele.

All who knew Michele, new about her love for animals and especially cats. We are using this event to help supports Michele’s passion “Goat House Cat Rescue”. The Goathouse Refuge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing cage-free care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a permanent loving adoptive home can be found.

The Goathouse Refuge, relies 100% on donations from our Goathouse friends and donor base. Your donation of treasure or time, and those of your friends and ours, saves between 300-400 cats a year from untimely deaths, prevents the proliferation of thousands of kittens through spay and neuter programs and unites hundreds of families and individuals with a lifetime feline friend.

Goathouse will be on-site at the Niche starting at 6pm with many opportunities and ideas of what they need and how you can give of your time, treasure or talent…. here are just a few ideas:

Cat Equipment: Litter Boxes Cat beds, towels and blankets Cat carriers Cat Crates (48 x34)

Construction/Repair Tools: Wrenches Hammers Screwdrivers Chain saws Table saws Power drills Power saws Posts and Plywood Sheets—call ahead to check our current needs Tool storage – boards or chests

Laundry: Large Volume Clothes Washers & Dryers (LP Gas) for blanket and quilts Garden Tools Hoes Spades Shovels Power Lawn Mowers

As long as we are making a Wish List…. we would truly love to have a John Deere Gator, Kawasaki Mule or similar small support vehicle with flatbed or cart to move equipment and supplies around the property with less manual labor

You can find many more ideas and much more information at The Goathouse Refuge website!

One of Michele’s favorite Jazz bands, Half Past Six will be playing starting at 8pm!