13th Annual FurBall Charity Auction, Valentine’s Dinner to help HSDC on February 9
The Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) invites guests to attend the 13th annual “FurBall Valentine’s Dinner and Auction” on Saturday, February 9 at the Medallion Club, located at 5000 Club Drive in Westerville. Proceeds from this event directly benefit the homeless, neglected and injured animals of Delaware County.
The gala opens at 5 p.m. and Dave Kaelin of WNCI’s “The Dave and Jimmy Show” will be serving as the celebrity guest emcee. During appetizers and live piano music provided by Terra McCanney, guests can meet exotic animals from the Columbus Zoo (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and begin bidding on the many items available during the silent auction. Reflections Event Group will be offering free photo booth pictures from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A special Valentine’s Dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian dinners available) will be served, along with assorted desserts provided by Patty Bace and the Delaware Area Career Center’s Culinary Arts students, at 6:30 p.m.
After dinner, guests will be treated to the “Dogs on the Catwalk” show hosted by Dave Kaelin. During the show, HSDC’s adoptable dogs will take the stage with dog handlers from Ohio Wesleyan University’s Pet Pals group. DJ services and show music will be provided by Scott and Heidi Rice of Ski-High Productions, and Matt Zelnik will be providing powerpoint assistance.
At 8:30 pm, guests can bid during the live and reverse auctions run by auctioneer Steve Green of Green and Green Auctions. Some of the live auction items include: 4 Disney Theme Parks Hopper Passes, a VIZIO 42-inch Class Theater 3D LCD HDTV (package includes 3D glasses and 3D blu-ray/dvd player), autographed sports memorabilia, and a 6-course custom dinner for 4 (prepared in your own home), and a Title Boxing Club membership and boxing start-up kit. These items, as well as a list of all auction sponsors and schedule of events, can be viewed on HSDC’s website at < www.hsdcohio.org/furball > .FurBall tickets (sold online and at the shelter) are only $65 per person and include a free raffle ticket for the door prizes. More raffle tickets, including a 50/50 raffle, will be sold at the event. Seating is limited to 200 guests and will sell out fast. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, January 31.
“The theme of our gala is ‘Love is a Four-Legged Word’ in honor of the joy and happiness pets bring into our lives,” says HSDC shelter manager Heidi Myers. “FurBall is our biggest fundraiser and the proceeds from this benefit allow HSDC to provide unconditional love to animals in need. Last year’s event raised $22,000 and we hope our amazing auction items will help us raise even more donations this year.”
If you’re interested in sponsoring the event or donating an auction item, contact Heidi Myers at 740369–7387 or send an email to < firstname.lastname@example.org >. Please drop off your auction item to the shelter (or call to schedule its pick up) by Saturday, January 26.
For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit < www.hsdcohio.org >. If you would like an RSVP form mailed or emailed to you, please call 740–369-7387. Tickets are also available at HSDC’s shelter located at 4920 Ohio 37 East in Delaware.