Tickets are now available for the 2015 Art for Animals auction, to be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4;00-7:00 p.m., at the Georgetown Community Center, located at 445 E. Morrow St. in San Gabriel Park. At Art for Animals, guests will enjoy art, wine or coffee, and chocolate desserts—the perfect combination for animal lovers!
The fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter and is their biggest fundraiser.
Tickets are $10 per person (or $12 at the door), which includes light appetizers, chocolate desserts, and beverages. Wine tickets will be sold for $5 per glass.
This year there will be a silent auction and raffle, but no live auction. Themed gift baskets (e.g., golf outing, spa weekend) will be raffled at the event. For $10, each attendee will receive 25 raffle tickets that can be apportioned to the available gift baskets as desired. Drawing winners for the gift baskets will take place at 6:30, and the drawing for a $250 gift to Walmart will be at 6:45.
Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center, 103 W. Seventh Street; Georgetown Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive; or Framers Gallery, 610 S. Main Street. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive next to the McMaster Athletic Complex.
“The proceeds from Art for Animals have a huge positive impact on the animals at the shelter. We were recently able to upgrade our adoption trailer to better showcase the dogs and increase their chances of finding forever families. The Friends is able to provide equipment and services to the shelter to improve the lives of the animals while they are there, and to help animals throughout the community,” said Christy Hullum, last year’s president of the Friends group.
Donations of framed artwork and hand-crafted items, such as pottery, jewelry, and glass work, will be accepted through April 17. Other donations being accepted for the auction include gift baskets, travel packages, and other unique items. Paintings made by the animals at the shelter also will be auctioned. Donors will receive two tickets to the event.
To make a donation for the auction, contact the animal shelter at (512)930-3592. Donations may be taken to the Georgetown Animal Shelter at 110 W.L. Walden Drive. The shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.