This article was featured in WYDaily on 11/3/23.
Sweater weather is here and The Heritage Humane Society invites you to cozy up with its annual Soup Sale entering into festive raffles and mark your calendar for the 2023 Holiday Bazaar  – with all proceeds staying right here in town to help the community’s homeless pets.

Online raffles now live – will you win the Golden Ticket?

Presales are happening now for the Holiday Bazaar’s 2023 Online Raffle. There are six themed bundles: Family Fun, The Ultimate Date Night, Treat Yourself, Get Lit, Picture This At Home, Life’s an Adventure and a seventh raffle item is a $500 VISA gift card.

Tickets are $5 each. For even more chances to win, you can choose the Mega Ticket for $100 or the Sampler Package for $25. All Mega Package participants receive a Golden Ticket that will be drawn for a special $500 American Express gift card, sponsored by Williamsburg Orthodontics.
The raffle winners will be drawn on Facebook Live at the Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 18. Winners will be contacted after the event. You do not need to be present at the event to win.

Soup sale is pre-order only

Area restaurants and top chefs are once again partnering with The Heritage Humane Society to share their delicious talents for the purpose of supporting the shelter’s needs. Ranging from staple comforts to intriguing flavor combinations, the Soup Sale is now open through Nov. 15, 2023 at 5 p.m. – hurry, they are selling fast!
This year 22 local restaurants and chefs have donated a combined 255 quarts – the most ever! Quarts are sold first come, first serve, and soups may only be purchased online for $25 each. Soups will only be available for pick-up at the Holiday Bazaar on Sat., Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bruton Parish Hall located at 331 W. Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Thanks to Panera, every quart will be accompanied by a freshly made baguette.

A community shopping tradition

Join the festive spirit by coming to the 2023 Holiday Bazaar, by Presenting Sponsor Noah’s Ark Veterinary, on Sat., Nov. 18 at the Bruton Parish Hall in picturesque Downtown Williamsburg. Each year, excited shoppers look forward to selecting gifts for people and pets on their shopping lists. Handcrafted creations, stocking stuffers, homemade baked goods and charming gift baskets are just a few of the appealing options. Holiday Bazaar raffle tickets will also be for sale at the event as well as a 50/50 raffle.
“The Bazaar has become a traditional holiday celebration in Williamsburg.  Our guests tell us it’s on their calendars as a ‘must-do’ event and they often share stories of their beloved adopted animals,” says Susan Kenney, Chair of The Heritage Humane Society Holiday Bazaar. “We offer a wide variety of gifts for people and pets. Many items are hand-crafted or generously donated by community supporters.  It’s an important fund-raiser for the shelter as all proceeds benefit the homeless animals in the care of HHS.”
The event is organized by the Heritage Humane Society Auxiliary, or HHS Auxiliary. There are currently 60 HHS Auxiliary members and new members are welcome. They meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:15 a.m. in the Heritage Humane Society classroom.

Welcome love this holiday season

The Heritage Humane Society has over 210 dogscats and small pets currently in their care. Adoptable pets are available to meet during The Heritage Humane Society’s visiting and adopting hours from 12 to 4:30 p.m., Tues. through Sun.
To learn more, visit, call 757-221-0150, or visit The Heritage Humane Society located at 430 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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