GFWC Lamoille Women's Club

Member of General Federation of Women's Clubs and

Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs


Founded in 1918

Incorporated in 1982

LWC Helps Local Girl Support Elko Shelter

July 6, 2010



Art for Animals



Eight year old Alaina Monson of Spring Creek, Nevada combined her love of animals with her talent for drawing when she created Alaina's Art for Animals. The innovative 8-year old wasn't content to just draw animals, but came up with a way to raise money to help the animals at the Elko Animal Shelter as a means of putting her good intentions into positive action. Alaina and her father Bill Monson called the Lamoille Woman's Club in June to enlist their help in Alaina's fundraising effort.


The Woman's Club aided Alaina in her charitable endeavor by giving her a free booth space at the 35th annual Lamoille Country Fair where Alaina accepted donations for copies of her original artwork. Fair attendees enjoyed Alaina's artwork and were very generous. "Lots of people just dropped money in the jar without taking a picture," Alaina said .


Alaina collected $214.69 during the Fair. On Saturday Alaina presented a donation check to Karen Walther, manager of the shelter, at the Elko Animal Shelter to go toward well care such as vaccinations and the further development of an outdoor kennel area. Ms. Walther gave Alaina, her father Bill, and her brother Tyler a tour of the animal shelter facilities explaining what the shelter does, showing them the animals up for adoption, and allowing Alaina to play with one of the puppies and hold a kitten.


Some of Alaina's original artwork will be hung in the shelter offices in honor of her contribution. Alaina is already looking forward to next year's Lamoille Country Fair and plans to continue her Art for Animals effort to collect more money for the animal shelter with the help of her friends at the Lamoille Woman's Club.