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COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Humane Society is gearing up for its Annual Benefit Auction to be held Friday, May 10 at the Eagleâs Nest Event Center.
This is one of the Humane Societyâs largest fundraisers of the year, and every dollar raised is applied to the care and welfare of the animals in the shelter.
âThis will be the 14th year for this event, and one of the most important fund raising events of the yearâ said Mark Espich, Board of Directors president.
âThe auction provides a large portion of our yearly operating budget and we truly appreciate the communities support participating in itâ
Doors open at 5 p.m. Silent auction also starts at 5 p.m. The food buffet will be served beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction beginning at 7 p.m.
Dozens of auction items will be available, including tickets to Henry Ford Museum, Walt Disney World, and Kingâs Island. Also up for bid will be locally hand-crafted furniture, an introductory flight lesson, Vera Bradley items, golf packages and more, all generously donated by local businesses and individuals.
âWeâve got something for everyone in every age group and every budget,â said Espich. âPlease join us to support the Humane Society.â
Tickets are $20 per person in advance and can be purchased at the shelter or at Espich Printing.
Entry fees will be $22 per person the day of the event.
For more information, contact Espich at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-2446.