Two area animal organizations received funds from Laura Aldridge, coordinator of the Autumn Animal Assistance Affair held recently at Northern Exposure Bar & Restaurant in Phelps.

A total of $3,340 was collected, with $550 coming from the event and an additional $2,790 received from several donors. Aldridge distributed $1,920 to Mark Naniot and Sharon Larson, directors of Wild Instincts in Rhinelander, and $1,420 to members of the board at Northwoods Animal Shelter in Iron River, Mich.

The event provided pizza, appetizers and dessert to attendees along with many door prizes, a silent auction and basket raffles. A costume contest also was held.