Blue Plate Fundraiser to be held January 12th

Posted Monday at 10:07am

Dec 31

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, the staff of the Blue Plate Restaurant, located at 1 Kinderhook Street in Chatham, NY, will be hosting their 10th Annual Post-Holiday Party to benefit the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA. Since this event began, it has raised more than fifty-five thousand dollars for CGHS/SPCA, which serves nearly one thousand unwanted, abandoned, lost and/or abused animals every year.

All the food is donated by the staff and friends of the Blue Plate.

The cost is $25 per person, more if you can afford it or less if you can’t. The food is buffet style, and will be accompanied by belly dancers, music from local bands, and a cash bar. In addition, there will be a silent auction and raffles. The benefit runs from 5 p.m. until “whenever.”

“This year we’re continuing our tradition of a great party to benefit a really great cause. The Humane Society really needs new facilities, so please come out and have a fun evening with us!” said Marcia Curran and Colleen Carpenter-Rice, co-organizers. For more information or to donate silent auction items, please contact Marcia at, Colleen at or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA at (518) 828-6044, or by email at

PHOTO CAPTION: Balto is a 4 month old male Siberian Husky, currently awaiting a new home at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA. The fundraiser at the Blue Plate Restaurant in Chatham, NY will help the shelter care for hundreds of animals just like Balto this year.