The Riverbend Humane Society is hosting its annual Fall Open House on Sunday.  From 1-4pm, pet owners and their animals are invited to the organization's retail location, Nancie's Fancies Resale Shop and Grooming Parlor in Wood River, to help raise funds for the no-kill animal shelter.

The Southwestern Piasa Bird mascot will be on hand for pictures at 2:00, followed by a pet costume contest at 3:00.  The organization's Board Secretary Hope Apple says she has seen some unique costumes over the years.

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The suggested donation for admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $5 for pictures with the Piasa Bird, and that includes includes food and drink.  Apple reminds that the funds will go toward the daily expenses of running the animal shelter.

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