COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Humane Society is gearing up for its Annual Benefit Auction to be held Friday, May 10 at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center.
This is one of the Humane Societyâ€™s largest fundraisers of the year, and every dollar raised is applied to the care and welfare of the animals in the shelter.
â€śThis will be the 14th year for this event, and one of the most important fund raising events of the yearâ€ť said Mark Espich, Board of Directors president.
â€śThe auction provides a large portion of our yearly operating budget and we truly appreciate the communities support participating in itâ€ť
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 Kingâ€™s 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.
â€śWeâ€™ve got something for everyone in every age group and every budget,â€ť said Espich. â€śPlease join us to support the Humane Society.â€ť
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.