YOU helped raise $12,000 for the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter during Cabin Fever Music Fest!

06 March 2024- The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter’s annual ‘Cabin Fever Music Fest’, featuring five area bands, brought out approximately 275 people on Saturday, February 24 to raise more than $12,000 for the Shelter’s ongoing adoption programs and support services for homeless animals. 

The event, the organization’s largest fundraiser each year, was hosted by The Orchards Restaurant and banquet facility in Chambersburg and featured a variety of music from the 1960s to the present day, including country classics and dance music. Each of five bands participating donated their time and talent for the event: The Jill  Fulton Band, Soleil, The Negley Brothers, Cameron Molloy & The Drivin’ Wheel and Club Medics. Sound and lighting was from All Sound Pro LLC, Chambersburg. 

“Cabin Fever is an event we look forward to each year,” noted shelter Executive Director Tiffanie Smoyer. “It’s a fun evening in the middle of Winter to have some fun, plus everyone who attends helps support our adoption programs and services in finding forever homes for our animals – many of which have been lost or abandoned, surrendered, and often times abused.” 

Strong support from the regional business community contributed to a successful evening, led by premier event sponsors VFW Post #1599 and Menno Haven Communities. Other business sponsors included Marine Corps League – Landis McCleaf Detachment, F&M Trust, Jill Fulton Band, Ludwig Jewelers, Chambersburg Animal Hospital, Forrester Farm Equipment, Wolter Advanced Dental Care, Nitterhouse Masonry and Hardware Supply, Keystone Ford, SEK CPAs and Advisors, Factory Direct Carpets and Kyner’s Auto Sales, Inc. 

Cameron Schooley, CVAS board president noted, “Our business sponsors truly inspired us with their generous  support this year. Many noted they can’t wait to again sponsor next year’s Cabin Fever Music Fest in 2025. Those of us with the Shelter, greatly value that type of commitment from our local business community.” 

$1,250 was raised in the night’s 50/50 drawing. Several large gift baskets were also raffled to raise an additional $1,137.