It’s that time of the year again, The Wine Dog in Panama City is hosting the “Toast for the Paws” fundraiser, an annual beer and wine tasting that benefits The Humane Society of Bay County.
This is the fourth year for this event and this year they have stepped it up a notch, two local chefs will be serving some of their signature hors d’oeuvres for participants as guests enjoy live Jazz music .
This popular event will be hosted by The Wine Dog in Panama City which is located at 103 West 23rd street in Coronado Village and will take place, the day after Valentine’s Day, Friday the 15th from 6 to 9 pm.
And craft beer lovers will not be left out of this event….if wine is not your thing, no worries some of your favorite top craft beers will be available to try. Local distribitors will be on hand to answer any questions about their tasty concoctions as well.
At this event, you can also do a little shopping to help the The Humane Society, as a Silent Auction will take place. Thanks to the generous donations of community members last year, the silent auction portion help The Humane Society raise over $10,000 last year.
Their goal this year is to exceed not only their attendance from last year, which was two hundred, but to break that ten thousand dollar mark...can you help?
If you can not attend this event….there are other ways to show your support:
In Kind Donation of an Item the Shelter Needs (see flier below)
Donate a Silent Auction item
But if you CAN come….then come on out on Friday, February 15th and show your local Humane Society some love!
With your generousity and support the mission of The Humane Society of Bay County, which is a no-kill shelter, can continue to grow. In fact thanks to your support, the HSBC has gone from finding homes for fifty animals a month, to over 70! And while this is a beautiful thing, it makes the shelter, which receives no government funding, all that more dependent on community support as they require more resources for these animals every month.
Some of their wish list items include:
Purina Dog or Cat Chow
Gift Card to Sam’s, Office Depot, Office Max
Leashes, Halters, and Collars (small, medium, and large)
Liquid Laundry Soap
Trash Bags (13 or 33 Gallon)
So right now your task is to get up, go look in your pantry, closet, car, wherever, you store these items and put something aside for next week’s event! Or even better email Sean Brosnan, the HSBC Marketing Coordinator and at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know your business has a Silent Auction item for him!
“Having events like this and others really helps us raise awareness for the animals we rescue and re-home daily. The Humane Society is the area’s only no-kill shelter and the proceeds from this event will help in our mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County”, says Sean.
For more information about the work of the shelter, visit their website at www.adoptme.org.