By Madison Fisler Lewis
Oct. 3, 2014. The 17th annual Watauga Humane Society Fur Ball will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Blowing Rock Country Club. This event is the largest fundraiser for the Watauga Humane Society, and is a means to help the nonprofit organization to manage the annual operations budget of $650,000, the Humane Society stated in a press release.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Donated items at the auction include gift certificates to local dining hot spots, quilts, crafts and artwork, pet supplies and much more. Following the silent auction, dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a live auction.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided courtesy of the Centerpiece Jazz Sextet which will perform a collection of classic jazz, swing, show tunes and ballads.
In past years, the Fur Ball has raised more than $70,000 per year for the cause, and the organization hopes that this year fares even better.
“Last year we raised 79,420,” said Vickie Young, who helps to coordinate the event. “We did really well last year. Our goal this year is $78,050.”
All of the money raised during the event will go toward funding the operations budget at the humane society.
The deadline for the ticket sales was Sept. 26, so tickets can no longer be purchased for this event, said Gilda Gordon of the Watauga Humane Society.
The Blowing Rock Country Club is located at 200 Country Club Drive in Blowing Rock.
For more information about the Watauga Humane Society click here.