Among the hustle and bustle of Hospitality Night, Lucinda, 11, and Clara Becker, 9, wanted the booth they were supporting to stand out.
So they brought their pet chickens.
"We thought it might be cute to attract attention, and it did," said mom Julia Becker. "A lot of people came up and wanted to [see] them."
The Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., sponsored the booth Friday night to support Heifer International, a nonprofit that works to end poverty and hunger by providing people in need around the world with an animal that can provide sustenance and an income. The booth brought in $235 and the church members brought the total up to $2,200 for the organization, said church member Katie Coffin, a member of the church's mission outreach committee.
Heifer International has "a great track record," she said. "They give animals to people so they can help themselves."
Chickens, for example, can provide a family with nourishment from the eggs, and with income by selling any extra eggs, Coffin said.