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Chocolate Auction raises funds for Humane Society shelter

The Humane Society’s annual Chocolate Auction, an adults-only event, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at the Pagosa Youth Center.

It will be a wonderful evening, complete with dinner and decadent chocolate desserts for your bidding pleasure.

This popular event will begin at 5 p.m. with drinks and socializing, followed by a delicious spaghetti supper served from 5:30 to 6:30. The Chocolate Auction will begin at 6:30, and the auctioneer this year will be Archuleta County Attorney Todd Starr.

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

As alcoholic beverages will be served, the Humane Society requests that you leave the children at home and enjoy a night out on the town to benefit a great cause.

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 a complementary dinner buffet and dessert. Decor will be “Italian Style” and absolutely incredible chocolate desserts donated by local caterers, bakers, candy stores, chefs, restaurants and businesses will be auctioned off to raise funds to help offset the daily operating costs of the Humane Society shelter. The shelter houses and finds homes for the homeless, lost, and abandoned dogs and cats of Archuleta County which is truly beneficial for all county residents.

Although the event is being held at the Pagosa Youth Center, it will only be accessible through the Humane Society Thrift Store. Parking will be at the Thrift Store lot and on the street. Vehicles may not be parked in front of the Youth Center.

The Chocolate Auction is a wonderful way to have a fun-filled evening and give support to the animals through successful bidding on delicious chocolate desserts. The Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

The Humane Society really needs the community’s support, as it 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, or to make a tax deductible donation, contact the Humane Society Administrative Offices at 264-5549.

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