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Special items galore at the Auction for the Animals

Have you ever wanted a pair of autographed Dallas Cowboy helmets signed by two Hall of Fame inductees, a selection of wonderful Colorado and Texas wines, or a decorative birch canoe for your home?

How about a beautiful vintage sterling silver and Bisbee turquoise necklace or an original oil painting and a private painting lesson from Kathleen Steventon?

Would you like a wonderful getaway package to Cabo, Mexico, with accommodations and breakfast at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar, a getaway to Reno, Nev., at the Atlantis Casino Resort, or a stay at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe?

Curiosity aroused?

If so, you should plan to attend the 18th annual Humane Society Auction for the Animals and see for yourself all the wonderful items up for bid during the live and silent auctions.

The Brown Bag Raffle, where you can choose what you want to win, is back again this year as well.

There will be something for everyone, at a price point for everyone, so don’t miss this great opportunity to purchase a special gift for yourself and do your holiday shopping early, too.

This popular local event will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The silent auction and brown bag raffle will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the live auction at 7:45. Ticket prices are the same as last year — $25 through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and $30 at the door.

The price of your admission this year gives you two wine or beer drink tickets and gourmet hors d’oeuvres catered by Alley House Grille, Farrago Market Cafe and Old Town Market. We will be also be serving a delicious dessert catered by Old Town Market, microbrewery beer, soft drinks and, this year, a very special selection of wine generously donated by Gary and Becky Anderson of Colleyville, Texas. The Auction for the Animals will serve two wines from the Scott Harvey Winery, located in the heart of Amador County in California: a red blend Mountain Selection “Barbera,” which is created in the old world Italian style, and “One Last Kiss,” a palate-pleasing white blend.

Tickets are available at the Humane Society administration office and thrift store, downtown at 269 Pagosa St., the Chamber of Commerce. located at 402 San Juan St., and in the Pagosa Lakes area at Higher Grounds Coffee, located at 189 Talisman Drive.

Plan to attend one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year in support of a great cause. The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs serves our community by providing homeless and lost animals with temporary shelter and care until they can be reunited with their owners or an adoptive family can be found. We also operate the Pack Rack Thrift Store downtown which serves the needs of so many in our community by offering low-cost and high-quality gently used household items, clothing and much more.

Our local Humane Society does not receive any funding from the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, the ASPCA or the United Way. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, our thrift store,and fund-raisers such as the Auction for the Animals to create a safe haven for animals in need.

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

See you at the auction.

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