By Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW
The annual Humane Society Chocolate Auction and dinner will be held on March 17 at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse on Port Avenue.
This popular event raises funds for the daily operating expenses of the animal shelter by auctioning decadent desserts created by local chefs, caterers, bakers, candy stores and restaurants, and creative chocolatiers.
This year’s auction has been expanded to include “Chocolate and Other Decadent Delights,” and we anticipate some truly marvelous non-chocolate desserts to complement the wonderful chocolate creativity of the evening.
The theme of this year’s auction will be a celebration of the spirit of Mardi Gras in March. Mardi Gras attire is encouraged (but not required), and beads and a limited number of masks will be available at the venue.
The live auction portion of the evening will be preceded by a seated dinner, along with a cash bar featuring wine, beer, soft drinks and a festive Mardi Gras cocktail. Back by popular demand are the balloon-pop and buy-it-now delectable desserts. Tickets are $25 and available at the Humane Society thrift store and animal shelter or by calling 264-5549. Seating is limited, so do not delay.
The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs does not receive funding from any national organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, ASPCA or United Way. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, the thrift store and fundraisers such as the Chocolate Auction to continue our mission of creating a safe haven for animals in need.
Please mark your calendars for March 17 and plan to attend a truly fun event for a great cause. Watch for more details in future issues of The Pagosa Springs SUN and on the Humane Society website at www.humanesociety.biz.
By Mike Stoll