Month: October, 2013

Ed Shults Ford Lincoln Hyundai and Kia of Jamestown Salute CCHS

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Shults Auto Group launched their Heroes program earlier this year in an effort to strengthen their commitment to the communities where they have dealerships.  Donation objectives were established at all dealerships who would retain a portion of each vehicle sale to support the various local charities and organizations in their community.

Customers purchasing a vehicle were given a choice of several organizations that they could support and their donations were accumulated for the various organizations during the four month long program. As a result, twenty one different organizations and charities, as selected by Shults dealerships and customers, will share a portion of a substantial amount in donations.

Ed Shults Ford Lincoln Hyundai, Kia of Jamestown and their customers have enjoyed participating in the Shults Heroes program. Pictured is Ed Shults 111, General Manager, presenting a check in the amount of $5,300.00 to the Chautauqua County Humane Society. (Pictured Left to Right, Ed Shults III, General Manager, Ed Shults Ford Lincoln Hyundai & Kia of Jamestown and Mary Schiller, Board President, Chautauqua County Humane Society)

“We have been committed to our community including the growth of our children, safety of our neighborhoods and the overall health and wellbeing of our community for the past 40 years” commented Tim Shults, owner of the Auto Group. “I would like to thank our many loyal customers and coworkers who worked together to support this most important community program.

Shults Auto Group is one of the largest dealership groups in South Western New York and North Western Pennsylvania.  Shults dealerships, Resale Centers and Express Lube and Tire Centers are located in Jamestown, Lakewood, Westfield, Dunkirk, Fredonia and Olean New York.  Pennsylvania Dealerships are located in Bradford and Warren.  For additional information visit the Shults Auto Group at

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Walk 4 Paws 2013 Collects More Than $33,000 For CCHS

Monday, October 21, 2013

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 15, 2013) – The Chautauqua County Humane Society recently announced the fundraising totals from their ninth annual Walk 4 Paws. The event collected more than $33,000 to allow the shelter to offer continued animal care services to the community.

The Walk 4 Paws took place on Saturday, October 12, at Chautauqua Institution’s Market Gate parking area. Registration began at 9 am with the two-mile awareness and fundraising walk taking place shortly after.

“This is our largest special event fundraiser,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., Community Relations Director for the CCHS. “We knew this year was going to be special when the phone calls started coming in early. It seemed like everyone wanted to know how to help or get involved,” said Rodriguez. This year’s event had several new teams and new sponsors come on board to give an added boost to the attendance and fundraising totals compared to previous years.

Over 400 people took part in the Walk 4 Paws with teams represented from all across the county. The top fundraising teams and individuals were announced at the event and will receive recognition plaques at a later date. The Resource Center Animal Lovers collected the most money as a team bringing in $2,171. Reiley Kolstee was the top individual fundraiser with $875 being collected. Team fundraising, individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, sponsorships and other various donations helped contribute to the $33,124 total. Although the event has passed, members of the community are still welcome to donate.

“Events like this give people unique ways to donate and volunteer their time. We have a dedicated community of animal lovers here in Chautauqua. Our volunteers are some of the best people in the world. Without their help and the help of our community, we wouldn’t be here,” said Mary Schiller, Board President of the CCHS. Over 40 individuals and various businesses donated their time and services to assist the event including Farm Fresh Foods, AMP’d Up Karaoke, Pepsi Co., the 7
th Grade Home Economics class at Frewsburg Central School, Chautauqua Institution and Tasty Acres of Chautauqua.

“What an amazing morning it was at Walk 4 Paws! I applaud the great animal lovers of Jamestown for coming out and showing such strong support of our local shelter” said Linnea Blanish, Physician Relation Specialist with Jamestown Medical Imaging. “It was uplifting to be part of such a wonderful event and we are already looking forward to next year’s walk,” she said. Jamestown Medical Imaging was the lead sponsor of this year’s event. Additional sponsors included Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, UBS Financial Services, Shults Ford Lincoln Hyundai, Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals, Team Jock Shop, Fessenden, Laumer and DeAngelo, Alpha Dog Marketing, Southern Tier Financial, Truck-Lite, Invisible Fence of Erie, King’s Heating and Sheet Metal, Lewis & Lewis, PC, S.P. Bussman Design Co., Wegman’s, Lockwood Agency, The Post-Journal and 106.9 Kiss FM.

For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive information on other special events, visit or call 716-665-2209 ext. 213.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.
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