Raffle for pet-themed quilt at Browsery in Albion and Medina will benefit PAWS

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Angie Coon and Erik Sinkora show off a quilt being raffled off by the Downtown Browsery in Medina and Albion to benefit PAWS. A lottery tree donated by the Browsery’s vendors will also be raffled on May 3.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 1 April 2023 at 5:23 pm

ALBION/MEDINA – The Downtown Browsery in Medina and Albion have joined forces to sponsor a raffle to benefit PAWS in Albion.

A drawing will take place May 3, in which a quilt and a lottery tree will be raffled off.

The benefit came about after Kelly Watson, who works at PAWS with supervisor Patty Coffee, visited the Downtown Browsery in Medina and shared the animal shelter’s needs.

Angie Coon and Erik Sinkora, both vendors at the Downtown Browery, also are pet lovers and own dogs, so they decided to do something to help PAWS.

Darlene Janas, a quilter from Middleport, put together a design featuring animals and pet-related sayings and Sinkora’s wife Sharon added the backing. The quilt is on display at the Medina store.

Vendors at both stores got together and donated a lottery tree, which is on display in the Albion store. Tickets for both raffle items can be purchased for $5 each at either store.

Each shop also has a barrel to accept donations for PAWS. Items in need include cat food, Purina ONE dog and puppy food, litter and pet toys.

“We want to give back to the community,” Coon said.