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By: Claudia Larsen

The Mount hosted its first ever Pawformathon Saturday, Feb. 9, a charity event to raise money and collect supplies for Mid-Hudson Animal Aid in Beacon. The event, held from 2-7 p.m. in the Aquinas atrium, raised about $455 to donate.

The Pawformathon was the personal project of Mount senior Amanda Greenwood, a nursing student who has a deep love of shelter pets.

To raise money the event featured raffles for prizes donated from Beacon and Newburgh businesses such as Alexis Diner, Pizza Shop, and Beacon Bath and Bubble. There were also shirts and baked goods for sale, along with donations links posted to the event’s Facebook page.

Throughout the event there were performances from clubs such as Different Stages, Improvology, Knight Notes, Allies and Essence of Poetry. Students from the clubs and other event participants performed songs, poems, an improv harold (a group of scenes with games in between), improv games, and lip-syncs to their favorite songs.

If you want to assist Mid-Hudson Animal Aid just go to their website and submit on online donation or purchase something from their Amazon Wishlist to donate.