Monday, December 08, 2014

Santa Paws Is a Great Success

Thanks to Lindsay Otis of our Sales and Catering Team, and her co-workers, Christine Madigan, Jessica Wright and Melissa Kelly, we hosted a new event here at the historic Hawthorne Hotel yesterday.  It was a big hit, raising $800 for the Northeast Animal Shelter here in Salem, a charity that is near and dear to many of our hearts.

We arranged everything, and with many donations of time and talent, this event took place from 11 am to 2 pm in the lobby of the hotel.  Santa donated his time, costumes were donated, and a number of volunteers, both from our staff, and from Northeast Animal Shelter, came to work the event.

Special thanks to our sponsors:, PetSmart in Salem, Boston Costume, and New England Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort.

Everything was voluntary including the amount folks donated to have their pets' photos taken with Santa Paws.

If you came to the event, and want your photos, here is a link to our web album:

PHOTO ALBUM of Santa Paws Event December 7, 2014, Hawthorne Hotel

Here are some photos of the event:

Our team members with Santa:  L to R -- Melissa Kelly, Christine Madigan, Jessica Wright and Lindsay Otis

Even the photographer donated his time -- thank you so much to Patrick Cornelissen for taking the majority of these photos.

ALL of the volunteers!

Even one of our wedding couples staying at the hotel got in on the act.

Dexter is one of our four "Lederhaus" dogs.  He was rescued from Northeast Animal Shelter about two years ago.

Bella is another one of our four dogs.   She was also rescued from NEAS, on Halloween 2013.

If you missed this event, but want to make a donation to NEAS, you can do so right on-line by clicking on this link:  NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER Donations Page
I hope you enjoy seeing yet another way the Hawthorne Hotel gives back to the local community.  With many kudos to all concerned, and especially to Lindsay for making this all happen.

And of course, I hope to see you here, at the pet-friendly Hawthorne Hotel!


Juli Lederhaus
General Manager

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