Puppies, pasta and prizes at ‘Pupperoni Night’

CEDARVILLE — Puppies, pasta and prizes, oh my!

The Cedarville University student organization K9s at the ’Ville will host its annual ‘Pupperoni Night’ fundraiser 6 p .m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Stevens Student Center Event Rooms.

‘Pupperoni Night’ features a litter of 4 Paws for Ability puppies, a photo booth, raffle prizes, trivia, a 4 Paws service dog demonstration and food. The menu includes an Olive Garden buffet of meat and meatless spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, gluten-free pasta, house salad and breadsticks. Various desserts and Chick-fil-A beverages will also be provided.

All proceeds from the event will support 4 Paws for Ability, a nonprofit organization in Xenia. 4 Paws trains and places service dogs with children who have autism, diabetes, seizures, hearing loss, loss of mobility and other issues, and with disabled veterans.

“With the money raised at this event, we are able to contribute to a child or veteran getting their service dog,” said Emily Akins, K9s at the ’Ville president.

K9s at the ’Ville will sell tickets through Nov. 8 in the lower SSC for $5 per adult and $3 per child 10 and under. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8.

K9s at the ’Ville collaborates with 4 Paws to foster, socialize, train and place service dogs. The group volunteers regularly at 4 Paws in Xenia and some members train puppies for a semester.

“The best thing about K9s at the ’Ville is the ability to bring dogs to campus for the students to learn from and enjoy,” said Akins. “We love educating the students who ask to pet our service dogs in training about 4 Paws for Ability and K9s at the ’Ville.”