Tahlequah Daily Press

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October 22, 2013

Fur Ball fundraiser set for this Saturday

TAHLEQUAH — Locals will have an opportunity to dine, dance and help homeless dogs, cats and other pets when the Humane Society of Cherokee County holds its biggest annual fundraiser.

The Fur Ball, which includes music, food and activities, is Saturday evening at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds at 16436 U.S. Highway 62.

This is the first year the event will be held at the fairgrounds. The HSCC organizes the fundraiser to be a family function. Consumption of tobacco and alcohol is not permitted.

“I always have a lot of fun when I attend the Fur Ball,” said Gena Stretch, an HSCC member. “It isn’t just for Humane Society members or people who love animals. The Fur Ball is for anyone who loves to dance and have a good time in a family setting.”

Live music is from 7-10 p.m., performed by the Jerry Latty Band. A spaghetti dinner from 6-7 p.m. includes salad, breadsticks, drink and dessert and is available for $6. Children can eat for $3.

Admission to the dance is $6. Those wishing to attend the dinner and dance can purchase a ticket at the door for $10. Patrons wanting to reserve a table for eight can do so for $85 and attend both events.

Stretch said advance tickets are available at the HSCC Resale Shop at 17736 S. Muskogee Ave., across from the Cherokee Nation tribal complex.

A silent auction will be held from 6-8 p.m. Bids will be accepted on items including a Christopher Radko Harley-Davidson Christmas ornament, a Golden Gate Bridge metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere USA, a Brad Agnew book, camping and float trips, gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, an American Indian spear, and framed and unframed art including signed and numbered prints.

There will be a raffle for a handmade king-size quilt. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. There will also be door prizes and a costume contest for ages 14-under with prizes. Vending tables with snacks and drinks will also be available.

Stretch said the HSCC depends on the Fur Ball and the generosity of those who attend to fulfill its mission of helping animals in need. Through donations and fundraisers, the HSCC maintains a shelter and does not euthanize animals.

“The Fur Ball supports a fantastic cause,” she said. “We rely on the people who help us because we operate entirely on our own. We receive no funding from any government grants or national organization.”

For information or to make reservations to the Fur Ball call Beth Rogers at (918) 316-3311 or (918) 457-4874.

srowley@tahlequahdailypress.com

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