(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 June 27 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom on the campus of Bowling Green State University. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy a menu of Spanish-inspired tapas and desserts served community-style at “grazing stations.” Some of the tapas featured on the evening’s menu include: mango quesadillas, cilantro and lime marinated shrimp, Valencia-style paella, tortilla Española, and roasted red pepper gazpacho. Planned desserts include coconut flan and traditional churros. Both white and red Sangria also will be served.
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 getaway package to Las Vegas or Florida and fine art pieces. A complete list of auction items will soon be available for preview at the WCHS website.
Advance tickets for the event cost $50/each, $95/pair, or $180/group of 4. Advance ticket sales run from now until June 15. After June 15, all tickets will be $55/each. 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, the United Way, or the government. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.