Today is the day! Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) is going to be celebrating their very special Spring Fling event – their Silver Anniversary! This is quite an admirable feat for any animal rescue organization!
Celebrating a quarter century of philanthropy and benefiting the Center’s programs for animals and people in-need, the star-studded evening is scheduled today, June 1st from 5:30pm to midnight at Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe.
Some very exciting entertainers and guests will be in attendance. Kristi Krause, American Idol Contestant (Seasons 10 and 11) will be performing while the guests will be served food from over 15 of the finest restaurants in San Diego! The 19-year-old, golden-haired, golden-voiced singer/songwriter and San Diego native performs locally and regionally, while working towards her college degree. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her latest single set to release this summer. Taking time out of her busy schedule to generously support the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center highlights the huge heart behind all of Krause’s heartfelt lyrics. “When she came to the Center for a photo shoot, Kristi was amazing with the orphan puppies,” explained Animal Care Supervisor Amy Barnes. “You could see her genuine devotion to helping homeless pets. We are really grateful and a little star-struck too.”
Some very fuzzy VIPs will also be there to meet and greet guests. These fuzzy ones will be both Therapy Pets and Adorable Adoptables from which those in attendance can seek to adopt. The Adoptables will be adorned in Silver Anniversary gowns and get-ups. They will be glamorous indeed!
Those lucky individuals that are able to be there today will even have the opportunity to win the Academy Award Winner Diane Keaton Private Luncheon Auction Prize that will include that guest plus five friends! The Fling Committee Chair, Rebecca Vigil, and the Honorary Co-Chairs, Nathan and Mindy Fletcher, have outdone themselves for this very special anniversary celebration! The Gala committee is delighted to announce the addition of another sterling prize package, too: a Park Avenue Penthouse Getaway (5 days in a four bedroom private residence with panoramic views of Central Park in exclusive Manhattan). The entire event is being sponsored by Edco; thanks to their support, the event will be spectacular indeed!
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala is always a special treat with an evening opener of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction before a 5-star dining experience of taste-portioned classic and innovative dishes from over fifteen top San Diego restaurants (including such fine-dining favorites as Pacifica Del Mar, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Melting Pot, Burlap and Piatti, just to name a few). The delectable dinner concludes with the announcement of “Best Restaurant,” selected by an impressive list of celebrity culinary judges. Guests will dance the night away while enjoying the company of some fuzzy Center VIPs; hosted bars; the exciting live entertainment; and an opportunity drawing to win one of two extraordinary Wine Cellars (one valued at $1,000 and the other valued at $2,000) including high end red and white bottles plus the very special auction prizes mentioned earlier.
Hope all that are able to attend have a magical night. Congratulations HWAC for 25 Silver years!