The 2012 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular
is proud to support the UMass Camelid Studies Program and the Quechua Benefit through the Herdsire Silent Auction
and the Red Hot Raffle!
||UMass Amherst Camelid Studies Program
The Camelid Studies Program, under the direction of Dr. Stephen R. Purdy, DVM, an
experienced Camelid practitioner and speaker, encompasses undergraduate and graduate
teaching, veterinary and owner seminars, practical humane research projects, and
laboratory and outpatient services for alpacas and llamas.
The goals of the Camelid Studies Program are to expose undergraduate and graduate
students, owners, and practicing veterinarians to the latest techniques in Camelid
medicine, surgery, reproduction and management. Donations from alpaca owners are
being used to set up office and laboratory space for the program.
||RED HOT RAFFLE
Quechua Benefit is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to deliver
dental assistance, clothing, school supplies and food to the Quechua people of Peru -
home of our beloved alpacas. Our Red Hot Raffle, which raises about $2000 a year for
the Quechua children, has become a popular front door / high profile marketing opportunity
at the Green Mountain Alpaca Extravaganza. -- In past years we have found that both
the exhibitors and public spend an extended amount of time looking at donated products
and marketing materials as they choose their target ticket item(s).
This year, we are offering an opportunity to participate in the Red Hot Raffle first to
our Green Mountain sponsors, vendors and exhibitors. – If you have an item that you
would like to donate, please contact Faith Perkins @ firstname.lastname@example.org so that she
can plan table space for it -- along with your marketing materials.
Remember Quechua Benefit’s operating principle: Serve the children first. All the shoes,
blankets, warm clothes, toys and school supplies distributed each year are for children.
At the dental clinic, the children receive treatment first, followed by the adults as
time and finances permit.
The Quechua children thank you -- and we thank you for your generous support!
To to learn more about this worthy cause, please go online to www.QuechuaBenefit.org.