Raffle winners announced at Foothills Humane Society

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Joan MacIntyre, Sally Hursey and Hugh Hursey. (photo submitted)

Joan MacIntyre, Sally Hursey and Hugh Hursey. (photo submitted)

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) conducts an annual fundraiser titled “Make Believe Ball.”

This unique “ball” is an opportunity for donors to participate without attending an actual function. They simply respond to the invitation with a donation, and they never need to leave the comforts of home.

The recent fundraiser was a big success with many more “non-attendees” than ever in the past. Part of the fun of the event is that one lucky winner’s name is drawn, and a wonderful prize is given. This year the winner received a beautiful painting by well known local artist, Joan MacIntyre.

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MacIntyre specializes in painting horses, dogs and other animals in the traditional style. She attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Phoenix School of Art and numerous workshops throughout her career. Her paintings have been published in The Thoroughbred of California; Chronicle of the Horse, Western Horseman and other publications.

This year’s prize winners are Hugh and Sally Hursey.

The Hursey family moved to Landrum (Lake Lanier) from Spartanburg in 2004.  They moved a 200-year-old log cabin and restored it, making it the focal point of their home. Hugh and Sally are now retired. The Hurseys are always supporters of the humane society where they live.