Auction to generate bids for county Humane Society

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Society is gearing up for its Annual Benefit Auction to be held Friday, May 10 at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center. This is one of the Humane Society’s largest fundraisers of the year, and every dollar raised is applied to the care and welfare of the animals in the shelter. “This will be the 14th year for this event, and one of the most important fund raising events of the year” said Mark Espich, Board of Directors president. “The auction provides a large portion of our yearly operating budget and we truly appreciate the communities support participating in it”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 King’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.“We’ve got something for everyone in every age group and every budget,” said Espich. “Please join us to support the Humane Society.”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 or call 248-2446.