Cause for Paws will celebrate 26th anniversary


VERO BEACH — Cause for Paws 2010 will celebrate its 26th Anniversary, to benefit the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County with a Preview Party and the Main Auction.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club will be the gala scene for the Cause for Paws Preview Party enjoyed by major donors on Tuesday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  As always, the event will feature a variety of very select silent auction treasures available for bidding and immediate purchase that evening.  This, the more formal part of the two-evening Cause for Paws extravaganza, is graciously being given by Sally Anderson, JoAnn Becker, Sandy Crowell, Betsy Forrester, Ginny Schwerin, Jean Shropshire and Maria Whittle.

Saturday, March 27, the benefit’s venue changes to the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., a huge selection of silent auction items awaits spirited bidding amid an atmosphere of cocktails and bountiful hors d’oeuvres. The Live Auction featuring enchanting trips, fine art, jewelry, antiques and more to entice the most discerning will commence at 8:00 on Auction night with Ed Meade of Class Act Productions assisting Wesley Davis, auctioneer. Sneak Preview of Live Auction items:

One glorious week in a three bedroom suite luxury villa at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic for six;

Five days, four nights at the renowned Rockefeller Apartments, a landmark building, located in mid-town Manhattan ½ block from 5th Avenue.  Home base is a luxurious one bedroom, one bath, 1,250 sq. ft., 10th floor apartment;

A round trip excursion day-trip to explore Key West or Sarasota (how ’bout the Ringling Museum?) for eight on a KingAir;

Three days, two nights at the fabulous Greenbrier (WV) with stunning amenities;

A once-in-a-lifetime comprehensive tour of the Save the Chimps Sanctuary (not open to the public)

AND…one special surprise trip.

Among the more than 500 items will be a cocktail or dinner party catered by Elizabeth D. Kennedy, and jewelry from generous local jewelers.  And, of course, we have lots for Fido and Fluffy….beds, clothing, toys, designer bowls and collars, gift certificates for grooming, training, boarding, veterinarian visits, etc. Delight Fido with an original, 18″ x 24″ colored pencil drawing by one of Vero’s most popular pet artists, Agnes Manganelli and/or a personalized sculpture by JoAnn Becker. Woof!

Valued raffle prizes include:

$5,000 Comprehensive Financial Plan donated by Michael Kmetz, Auditor;

$1,000 gas card Citgo at U.S. 1 at 510;

Jetson’s Appliance & TV $1,000 TV package;

$1,000 ladies package that combines Leigh Jewelers ($500) and The Carlisle Collection ($500). Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. You decide which tickets you wish to place on which raffle item(s).

Tickets to Cause for Paws are $100.  Tickets to both the Preview Party and Cause for Paws are $200 for Patrons, $350 for Benefactors, $500 for Major Benefactors and $1000 for Silver+ Sponsors.

Proceeds from both events help to provide the necessary care and shelter for our county’s 7,000+ lost, homeless, neglected and abused animals, which will arrive at the Shelter this year.

Information and event/raffle tickets:  Call (7772) 388-3331, Ext. 12.

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