Wine & Whiskers – March 20th

wineGet ready for another unique and energizing evening to benefit the region’s homeless pets in need! Second Chance Humane Society is hosting the 7th Annual Wine and Whiskers Weekend, and to accommodate the quickly growing interest in the event, it is now a two night affair.

Thursday March 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM is the Opening Night Mixer geared toward those who are most interested in seeing the fashion & dance show. The performance combines fashion (straight from the Second Chance Thrift Shop), dance, and music for a high energy performance best described as “Attitude at Altitude”. Although there will be a small silent auction prior to the show on Thursday the focus will be on the roof-raising show.

Saturday March 22nd (5:30 – 11:30 PM) will remain the Gala Event: the fun packed bursting at the seams evening includes the delectable catered fare, well stocked silent auction, lively live auction, the famous fashion & dance show, concluding with a dance party!

The food, which in the past included some New Orleans favorites such as crawfish, gumbo, and decadent bread pudding with bourbon sauce, has led to this event being the best “Foodie” event of the year for the past six years in Ouray County. This year it is being catered by Cavallo’s of Ouray.

Available auction items for bidding typically include golf, balloon, horse, sleigh, and bike adventure packages, a variety of wonderful art pieces, restaurant and get away packages, and hundreds more quality items and gift certificates from regional generous merchants, restaurants, artists, and service providers.

Tickets will be limited for both evenings to assure that all have a seat this year – so get your tickets today! They are $15 in advance for Thursday night ($20 at the door) and $40 in advance ($45/door) for Saturday night. They are on sale now on our secure website or shortly at the Second Chance Thrift Shop in Ridgway.

The Mission of Second Chance is Saving Animal’s Lives and Promoting Responsible Pet Parenting and the Human-Animal Bond. Fundraising events like Wine & Whiskers enable their efforts and they depend upon strong community support from their broad service area as all Wine & Whiskers Carnival proceeds go directly toward their animal shelter and programs.