Humane Society Melds
Animals & Art for New Fundraiser
Gainesville, GA (Aug. XX, 2010)—The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) has announced that it will hosting Art with Heart, an art showing and silent auction to be held Friday, September 24 from 7-10 p.m. 2010 will be the premier year for this fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the shelter’s operations.
“Most of our fundraising events are sporting events, such as our golf tournament and 5K run,” says Rick Aiken, president of the HSNEGA. “We wanted to host a new event with a festive focus that would appeal to a different type of animal welfare supporter.”
The benefit will take place at Grove Street Station in Gainesville, located at 610 Grove Street. The event will feature fine art, folk art, pottery and sculpture donated by renowned regional and local artists including Anne Brodie Hill, Rosemary Dodd, Jane Taylor, Amanda Carder, Janet Cornett, Betty Romberg, and Craig Corbin. All artwork will be available for silent auction during the event.
The event also will showcase local musical artists April Cummings and Chad Bowmar as well as entertainment by magician Jeff McClure. A heavy hors d’oeuvre buffet will be catered by Scott’s on the Square, who will also be offering a cash bar with signature event cocktails.
Tickets for the event are $50 per person and sponsor tables for 8 are available for $500. A limited number of tickets/table are available for the event; the requested RSVP date is Friday, September 17.
To purchase tickets, or for more information about being a sponsor or donating artwork, please call Julie Edwards, HSNEGA Director of Development & Marketing, at 770-532-6617.
About the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia:
Serving Northeast Georgia since 1913, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 regional shelter serving the needs of animals, pet owners and the community at large concerning animal welfare issues.
Our mission is to prevent the neglect, cruelty and exploitation of animals while assuring their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society. In October 2009, HSNEGA became a selective admission shelter and no longer euthanizes animals based on space limitations or duration of stay.