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Real Event: "Woof and Wine" Fundraising Event

Nikki-Lynn Boath


The Humane Society of South Platte Valley in Colorado held its inaugural “Woof and Wine” event on May 17th, 2012. The “Woof and Wine” fundraising event drew over 200 animal (and wine) lovers to the Inn at Hudson Gardens. The evening was centered around guests mingling and having fun, while raising money for animals in need of  loving homes!alt

What kind of “Woof” event would this be without any furry friends? All guests were given the privilege to play with some lovable puppies that were available for adoption.  Those who attended also had the opportunity to bid on several amazing items that were displayed in a huge silent auction. Prizes included Denver Broncos tickets and merchandise signed by John Elway!


Wine was another big part of this event, and tasty liquid treats were provided by excusive local vendors and restaurants. The event featured wine samples from Lido Wines and beer samples from Avery Brewing Company and Colorado Cider Company. Food samples were donated by local businesses including Gigi’s Cupcakes and Elway’s of Cherry Creek. Elway’s also pampered the VIP guests with a champagne reception prior to the official start of the event.


The evening would not have been complete without a little entertainment. Live music filled the room while GigMasters caricaturist, Sean Hyatt, drew fun portraits for the guests. “We wanted to give the event a light atmosphere and he added just the right touch!  His caricatures were fun and playful and allowed the guests to interact with each other,” shared Marianne Monoc, Development Manager for the Humane Society of South Platte Valley. Monoc and her team arranged this wonderful evening.


At the Human Society of South Platte Valley, they are committed to “strengthening the bond between pets and people and being the community’s animal welfare resource". This event helped to support their initiative, bringing in $26,000, making it a huge success for the dedicated employees of the Humane Society!

What do you think of this fun and furry Humane Society event? Share your thoughts in the comments below!