Local high school student Maranda Phillips hosted the 9th Annual Howliday in a Bottle to benefit the FACE Foundation, a nonprofit that works to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. This year’s event saw over 50 attendees and raised $6,200. Inspired by a love for animals and a desire to help those in need, Maranda started the Howliday in a Bottle event in 2006 by recycling wine bottles and stuffing holiday lights inside, which she then sold at an open house. Since that first year, the boutique has donated approximately $32,200 to FACE in an effort to help save pets’ lives. Maranda said, “Most people do not realize how expensive medical care is for pets. FACE provides money to people who cannot afford to pay for their pet’s injuries and saves lives. It’s important because it gives pets a second chance.” To learn more about FACE visit www.face4pets.org.