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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Heber kids making a difference

  • With a strong desire to make a difference and a love for all animals, Maddie Talbert and Stormi Bradshaw, of Heber Springs, wanted to come up with a way to raise money for their local humane society.
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  • With a strong desire to make a difference and a love for all animals,  Maddie Talbert and Stormi Bradshaw, of Heber Springs, wanted to come up with a way to raise money for their local humane society.  
    Both of the girls, who are fifth grade students at Heber Springs Elementary, love making crafts and doing art projects, and, with the duct tape fad and all the prints available, they decided to make and sell duct tape products, giving 100% of the proceeds to the Heber Springs Humane Society.
    When they began a couple of weeks ago making and selling the bookmarks, “blooming” pens, and wallets to their family, friends and teachers, it inspired them to call their non-profit business “The Barking Duck.”  Once people realized that they were donating all the money to the humane society, orders began stacking up.  Their plans are to sponsor a dog each time they raise $65 throughout the end of the school year. At that point, they would like to begin raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 
    During a recent visit to the humane society to ask questions regarding sponsorship, the two could not wait to help out a furry little friend. With more than enough money raised to sponsor a couple of dogs, Talbert and Bradshaw decided to go ahead and sponsor a two-year-old, sweet, little dog named “Little Spot,” who has been at the shelter since March of 2012. Sponsoring a pet takes care of the adoption fee so that someone can adopt the pet, and no fees are owed. All of animals at the Humane Society are spayed/neutered, have been wormed and have had all available vaccinations. So, run on down to the humane society and make “Little Spot” a member of your family.
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