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Comedy show in Clarks Summit raises money for new tractor at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary on Dec. 1

Comedy show in Clarks Summit raises money for new tractor at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary on Dec. 1
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From a press release:

Laughing to raise money sounds, well, funny, but that’s precisely the point of this year’s #GivingTuesday event for Indraloka Animal Sanctuary at Everything Natural in Clarks Summit.

Every year following Thanksgiving, malls, stores, and online sales around the nation begin the mad countdown to Christmas, selling, selling, selling. But #GivingTuesday is a new movement with a different plan. Instead of buy, buy, buy, why not give, give, give? That’s exactly what the folks at Everything Natural intend to do this first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and they’ve got a hilarious spin on doing so with their Laughter for Tractors event for Indraloka Animal Sanctuary.

This year, Everything Natural co-owner Barry Kaplan will take the stage, prepped and ready to show off his comedy skills (and potentially bad puns) to induce some belly laughs for a good cause. Customers and audience members must donate any amount of money to hear one of his latest and greatest jokes in support of Indraloka and its quest to purchase a tractor for this upcoming winter.

“Our organization has grown so much over the course of the past year, and the animals really deserve the extra support and benefit of such a useful and necessary machine on site. We’re thrilled that Barry and Everything Natural saw the need for this and found a fun and entertaining way to help!” says Katharine Watts, Indraloka’s outreach and development coordinator.

Johnny Braz and Mike Frieldin will join Kaplan on stage to help fine-tune the novice comedian’s jokes, and every dollar donated will be doubled thanks to a generous matching gift. Additionally, every donation of $20+ using #donate in a comment on Indraloka’s Facebook page will earn extra money. Join them at Everything Natural (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit) for Laughter for Tractors on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and donate to laugh for a great cause.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Indraloka provides “heaven on Earth” for farm animals that have nowhere else to turn. Volunteers inform, inspire, and empower the community, especially children, in ways in which people can better care for ourselves and the environment while helping animals in need. They advocate for a kind and compassionate diet and lifestyle that protects animals, the Earth, and our own health.