Humane society plans fashion show

The third annual Humane Society of Pagosa Springs Fashion Show will be a joint effort with Dogster’s Spay & Neuter Program in Durango.

This year’s show — Struttin’ at the Strater — will be held at the Strater Theatre in downtown Durango on May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will start with socializing with mimosas as attendees get to know the available waiters. Once the reserved tables have chosen their waiter, a delicious brunch will be served. The waiters will strut their stuff to make sure that the attendees at their table are well served as they compete for tips to win the coveted prize of “Best Struttin’ Waiter.”

After brunch, the latest in spring and summer trends from southwest Colorado’s favorite retail stores will be paraded on the Strater stage. Local models will help the audience plan their wish list for the season’s fashions.

Door prizes will be awarded and stores will offer fashion show attendees discounts when they shop.

Tickets will be available in April but you can reserve a full table now by calling 264-5549. Five runway tables that each seat eight are available at $400 per table and will receive first choice of celebrity waiters. All non-runway reserved tables of eight are $350 per table.

 Four tables of four can also be reserved for $175 each.

Individual tickets will be available at $35 per person when tickets go on sale. For an additional $10 per person, attendees from Pagosa Springs can ride a deluxe coach to and from the event (Minimum of 50 travelers required).

All proceeds from the event will go to the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs Homeward Bound Campaign and to Durango’s Dogster’s Spay & Neuter Program.

This is not the first time that Dogster’s and Humane Society of Pagosa Springs (HSPS) have joined together for a project. In 2005, they launched “Operation Care for a Pet,” a coordinated effort to help the dogs and cats misplaced by Hurricane Katrina. More than 70 dogs and 35 cats were flown to Durango’s La Plata Airport. There, they were processed by four local veterinarians, who performed health assessments before the animals were vaccinated, microchipped, groomed and placed in pre-approved foster homes until they could be reunited with their owners or be placed in new permanent loving homes. Six other humane societies/animal groups and over 100 volunteers also helped with this mass undertaking.

HSPS is very excited to be working once again with Dogster’s Program to benefit the dogs and cats of both Archuleta and La Plata counties. Be sure to reserve your runway or reserved tables soon. Tickets for this fun packed morning of gourmet food and fabulous fashion sell out quick.

For more information call HSPS at 264-5549.