Humane Society hosts ‘Struttin’ at the Strater’

Sit back and leave the driving to someone else while you spend a day dining, partaking of mimosas, seeing the latest fashions, shopping and supporting the Humane Society.

Because of a very generous sponsor, the Humane Society is able to offer luxury coach accommodations to and from this year’s Fashion Show on May 9. The show and brunch, “Struttin’ at the Strater,” will be held this year at the Strater Theatre in Durango at 11:30 a.m. .

Once again celebrity waiters from both Pagosa Springs and Durango will serve delicious mimosas, an eggs Benedict brunch and fabulous desserts. Following brunch, southwest Colorado’s high-end fashion stores will “strut” the best of this year’s spring and summer fashions. Door prizes and auctions for wonderful accessories will round out the fun.

Our emcee for the event is Bob Hite, a 30-year news anchor for WFLA-TV News Channel 8, the NBC affiliate in Tampa, Fla., where he anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Bob has won seven Emmy awards for cinematography, videography, writing and editing. Bob and his wife, Bonnie, are active in their production company, Kinship Productions, and Bob continues to do narrations and voice work for a variety of venues. Bob and Bonnie keep their spare time filled with their six cats, three birds and two dogs and a variety of charitable work in the community.

This year’s fashion show is a joint effort with Durango’s Dogster’s Spay and 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” to coordinate an effort to help 105 dogs and cats misplaced by the Katrina Hurricane until they could be reunited with their owners or found new homes.

Hurry and get the hottest tickets in town and reserve your seat on the luxury coach bus (Pagosa ticket will include transportation if at least 40 people sign up)! Better yet, get seven friends and reserve a whole table. Both runway and reserved tables get to pick their choice of waiter. Runway tables are $400, reserved tables are $350 for a table of eight and $175 for a table of four. Individual tickets are $35. Call 264-5549 for ticket information and reservations.

Struttin’ at the Strater Fashion Show Brunch benefits Dogster’s Spay and Neuter Program and the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs Homeward Bound Campaign (building fund).