This year’s publication features eight months with dog pictures, three months with cat photographs, and one month with “Dominique,” a donkey owned by a horse named Dillon Mullin, whose photograph also appears in the honorable mention portion of the calendar.
“We have a nice variety in the monthly photos,” says Rick Frederick, a member of the calendar committee. “They are nicely set up by our professional photographer, Francie Long, who works with the pet owners for the best possible results.”
The calendars are available in several downtown businesses, including the Fran Charles Shop, Orris Jewelers, the Main Street Mercantile, Cavallaro Painting and Wallpapering, and Ott & McHenry Pharmacy.
Other area businesses carrying the items are Bradford Notary, The Cow Palace in Limestone, and the Derrick City Diner.
Calendars may also be purchased at the Glenwood Avenue Shelter of the McKean County SPCA.
“The two great things about the calendar are the price and the purpose,” said Frederick. He pointed out that the low price of the items makes them perfectly affordable gifts for the coming Christmas season, as “stocking-stuffers” or to send to friends in other places as a sort of Bradford memento.
“The purpose, of course, is to benefit the local SPCA,” Frederick added. “Every penny the calendar earns will stay right here in McKean County for the support of local animals. That’s a pretty good Christmas present, too.”