Courtesy of Susan Catton.
Plans have come together to make sure that Saturday, November 7th is once again, an evening to remember. The 3rd Annual FUR BALL Fundraiser for Pickens Animal Rescue will be held at Chattahoochee Technical College from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. The evening includes an exciting Silent Auction, a dinner buffet catered by the Woodbridge Inn, the “Golden Biscuit Awards”, a Heads-or-Tails Game and live entertainment by The Glow Band.
The Silent Auction Team has been busy gathering items generously provided by local and national businesses to add to our evening activities. The auction provides another way to increase funds raised through fun and exciting competitive bidding. It also provides businesses and individuals with an opportunity to be tastefully presented and acknowledged for their support of our organization. Marilyn Pitts, Auction Coordinator, reports there are approximately 130 items to bid on. Many items are posted on the website www.pickensfurball.org along with the individuals or businesses that made the donations. Make sure to visit the website and make your shopping list early. Doors open at 5:45pm so guests can register for their bid numbers, enjoy a beverage, and find those great bargains! All biding closes promptly at 7:00pm.
Back by request, this event includes a gourmet dinner buffet catered by the Woodbridge Inn. Hans Rueffert, of the Woodbridge Inn, is overseeing the meal preparation for this year’s event and promises to put his “special touch” on each item prepared. Hans is Jasper’s own culinary sensation and award winning Chef of “Hans Cooks the South” on ETC3TV. He is also the creator of four Signatures Spices and author of “EAT Like There’s No Tomorrow”.
Appearing for the first time in Jasper, the entertainment for the evening will be performed by The Glow Band, a seven piece “performance, dance, show band”. This phenomenal group is comprised of the best musicians and vocalists in the southeast. All have toured with national acts, credited gold records or both. GLOW features three exceptional vocalists, Tim, Lina and Brittany, and a blow-your-socks-off rhythm section. Visit their website http://www.theglowband.com/ for a sneak preview. This will be a great way to end off the night. Get ready to have some fun!
Susan Catton, the 3rd year Event Coordinator of the Fur Ball says, “The willingness of those who have chosen to sponsor, donate auction items and volunteer, easily demonstrates to me that our community is aware of the need for local animal rescue services. PAR has been successfully providing this service for 13 years now and is determined to continue their life saving work with the help from our community”.
Our returning Sponsors of the Fur Ball this year are; ETC, Jasper Dental Associates, Southern Home Inspections, North Georgia Living Magazine, Foothills Dental Associates, Nature’s Farmacy, Lakota Cove, Pit Stop Portables, Appalachian Country and Trout’s Beverage. Our new Sponsors are; The Computer Cat Web Design, Global Builders, Full Impacting Marketing, Inc, Goin’ Postal, Jasper Eye Associates, Camille Hammond & Edwin Marger.
A special thank you also goes out to the volunteers involved with this year’s event; Marilyn and Tony Pitts, Mike and Barbara Miller, John McCarthy, Jenall Huhner, Ginger and Logan Hall, Angela Nolte, Candy Barnes, Cindy Hart, Maria Ashbey, Charlotte and Bryan McInerney, Sue Parker and Chantelle Root. Also, thanks to everyone who has been selling tickets and those who have purchased them!
It is not too late for you to help! Make plans now to attend this special event. “Remember, this is not about buying a ticket. This is just another way to make a donation to Pickens Animal Rescue. In return we are saying Thank You by inviting you to attend our celebration”, said Susan. “The Fur Ball unites Pickens Pet Lovers and allows us to focus our attention for one night on the hundreds of wonderful pets that have been placed in loving homes throughout the past year.”
Tickets are still available for this event and can be purchased at Goin’ Postal, The Rescued Furniture and Thrift Store, on-line through the website or by calling Susan Catton at 770-894-7037 to make your reservations by phone. The last day to buy tickets is Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Attire is “cocktail to casual”, come dressed to have fun!