(Bowling Green)—The Wood County Humane Society’s (WCHS) annual Wine & Dine event, which raised more than $10,000 for the organization in 2013, will be held on May 15 at Greystone Banquet Hall and Conference Center on Hufford Road, Perrysburg. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and it is being presented through the generous sponsorship of Paws and Remember.
Guests will enjoy a meal provided by Carolyn’s Catering and live entertainment provided by Velvet Jones, a 1980s cover band originally from Toledo, Ohio.
The event will feature fine wines from Heidelberg Distributing Company. Guests at the event will be able to enjoy a photo booth and both a silent and a live auction with celebrity auctioneer Jerry Anderson, an on-air personality from WTOL Channel 11.
Some of the items up for auction this year include: a timeshare getaway package to Las Vegas or Florida, autographed memorabilia from award-winning mystery writer Sue Grafton, fine art pieces provided by local artists, and tickets to a variety of regional and national attractions including Tecumseh: The Outdoor Historical Drama, Sauder Village, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Paramount’s Kings Island, and Walt Disney World. A complete list of auction items will soon be available for preview at the Wine and Dine website.
Advance tickets for the event cost $50/each, $90/pair. Tickets can be purchased at the WCHS website or from one of the WCHS Board members. Cash, check, and credit card payments are accepted.
Proceeds from the Wine & Dine support the WCHS.
The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a full-service, no-kill shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. In addition, the organization assists Wood County residents with its Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. The non-profit organization is funded predominantly through donations from local individuals and businesses, Community Shares of Northwest Ohio (a workplace giving campaign), and fundraisers. The Wood County Commissioners help fund a Humane Agent, but the organization receives no additional funding from national humane organizations or the government. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.