Got chocolate? Humane Society Chocolate Auction

The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs’ Annual Chocolate Auction and Chamber SunDowner will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Humane Society Thrift Store.

This year, the theme will be “An Evening in Italy,” and the store will be transformed into an Italian setting complete with Italian “scenery.”

This popular adult event will begin at 5 p.m. with drinks and socializing, followed by a delicious Italian buffet served from 5:30 to 6:30. The Chocolate Auction itself will begin at 6:30.

The Humane Society is known for its dedication to serving an excellent meal at the Chocolate Auction, and a taste of Italy will be no exception. Absolutely incredible chocolate desserts, some truly works of art, will be donated by local caterers, bakers, candy stores, chefs and restaurants and will be auctioned off to raise funds to help offset the daily operating costs of the Humane Society shelter. The animal shelter houses and finds homes for the homeless, lost, and abandoned dogs and cats of Archuleta County which is truly a benefit for all county residents. The Chocolate Auction is a wonderful way to have a fun-filled evening and give support to the animals through the successful bidding on rich and decadent chocolate desserts.

The Chocolate Auction is the Chamber of Commerce’s February SunDowner and is for Chamber members and guests of the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs. To be added to the guest list, contact the Humane Society Administration Office at 264-5549.

It is requested that only adults attend, as alcoholic beverages will be served. As always, the Chamber will collect a $5 entrance fee to offset their costs for beverages during the evening, and the Humane Society will provide the Italian dinner buffet.

The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs does not receive any funding from the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, the ASPCA, or from United Way. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, the Thrift Store, and through fund raisers such as the Chocolate Auction.

For more information on the event, contact the Humane Society at 264-5549 or the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce at 264-2360.