Friday, April 29, 2011

Wood County Humane Society Wine & Cheese Benefit and Auction Scheduled May 20

Dennis JarvisThe Wood County Humane Society is hosting its annual Wine & Cheese Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions on Friday, May 20 at Nazareth Hall., from 7:00  to 10:30 PM.   This popular event with music, dancing and fun in a beautiful setting is a major fundraiser for the organization. 

Auctioneer Jerry Anderson of WTOL will conduct the live auction of vacations, balloon rides, art and more. There will also be a silent auction with dozens of high quality items and services; live music from Bernadette Quartet, delicious hors d'oeuvres and delightful wines to sample, and dancing or strolling the beautiful grounds.   Join WCHS for a great event, a great location and a delightful evening.

For an invitation and registration information or to purchase reservations via PayPal, go to www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org. Early Bird prices (on or before May 6) are $55 per person or $105 per couple. Thereafter prices are $65 per person or $120 per couple.

Items donated for the auction by WCHS friends and area businesses are cumulatively valued at more than $6,000. These include fabulous items such as a Florida vacation, a Kalahari Resort Package, Golf Passes, Vera Bradley items, sports memorabilia, Coach bags, hand crafted jewelry and art, restaurant, shop and salon certificates from area merchants and many more  items for the entire family (including pets).

This is a fun event that supports a very worthwhile cause. All proceeds will provide support to Wood County animals in need.

Wood County Humane Society is a private, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter and service organization for Wood County citizens, from Perrysburg and Rossford to Hoytville and Fostoria.

Its mission is to care for abused, homeless, neglected and abandoned animals in the community. The WCHS Humane Agent investigates reports of cruelty throughout Wood County.  Dedicated staff and volunteers also provide public assistance, information and assistance with low-cost spay/neuter programs and community education.

In 2010, WCHS took in 773 animals, providing shelter, food and medical care. Last year, WCHS spayed or neutered 356 dogs and cats and conducted 169 investigations of alleged animal cruelty or neglect.

Photo by Dennis Jarvis

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