With 15 area businesses participating over the last few months, Claus Cause raised a total of $5,111.81, which it presented to Project SHARE on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Claus Cause was an event created and organized by 717 Studios in Carlisle. A number of Carlisle area businesses participated in this year’s project, holding special events and raising donations.
Some of those businesses include Raudabaugh’s Barber Shop, North Hanover Grille, Cohick and Associates, The Back Door Cafe, Colucci & Company, Meadowbrooke Gourds, Cartridge World Carlisle, McDonalds of Carlisle, Pondview Trading Post, Welubhi, Rose Detailing, Shellie’s Comb and Clipper, Dyndes Inc., 5th Avenue Salon and Lil’ Ponderosa Beef.
Major sponsors included Meadowbrooke Gourds, 5th Avenue Salon, The Vault and Foote Capital Mortgage.
The first Claus Cause in 2011 raised $2,500, and this year’s goal was to double that, which the businesses were able to do.
Pictured in the photograph, from left to right are West Ketner of Welubhi Inc,; Josh Ketner and Mona Ketner of Pondview Trading Post; Troy Raudabaugh of Raudabaugh’s Barber Shop; Melissa Colucci of Colucci & Company; Elaine Livas of Project SHARE; Shaun Foote of Foote Capital Mortgage; Emily Bear and Holly Tritt of 717 Studios; Dave Crown of Cartridge World; Tiffany Moll of 5th Avenue Salon; Zachary Ziegler and AJ Laganosky of 717 Studios; Jessica McCoy of 5th Avenue Salon; Cassie Fourlas of The Back Door Cafe; and Christopher Mowers of 717 Studios.