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WESTFIELD — Whip City Animal Sanctuary will host its third annual golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, May 13 at St Anne Country Club, 781 Shoemaker Lane, Feeding Hills. The tournament starts at 12:30 p.m., with dinner following at 5:30 p.m.

“We are raising funds this year to help with the purchase of a parcel of land to expand our sanctuary,” said Sonia Henderson, event coordinator for the sanctuary. “Last year’s event helped fund the cost of hay and vet services for our 70+ animal residents.”

There will be contests, raffle prizes, a free T-shirt for the first 52 players, and a cash bar. The registration fee is $125 per player and includes a cart and dinner following the tournament. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 28. Additional details and forms can be found at whipcityanimalsanctuary.com or the sanctuary’s Facebook page, or by emailing Sonia Henderson at [email protected].

Whip City Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a caring, safe, long-term home for abandoned, rescued, and surrendered farm animals.

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WESTFIELD — Whip City Animal Sanctuary will host its annual Back to School Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. The sanctuary is located at 232 Montgomery Road, Westfield, and entry is free for animal lovers, while donations are always appreciated.

In addition to spending time with the animals, kids can enjoy water-balloon activities and a “Big Trucks or Bust” exhibit featuring heavy equipment and many of the area’s first-responder vehicles. There will be snacks available for purchase, and the event will feature raffle prizes as well as a guest appearance by Boomer from the Springfield Thunderbirds.

“We are very excited to offer this event again this year,” said Robin Plourde, president and founder of the sanctuary. “We ask a lot of our community in support of our mission, and they really show up for us, so we feel it’s vital to give back to our community as much as possible. We love hosting free events for the area’s children. We want them to learn about the animals, become passionate, and look forward to them becoming volunteers someday.”