Area cat rescue to host ‘Star Paws’ Dinner and Auction

Tickets are on sale and donations are welcomed

VANCOUVER — Furry Friends is hosting its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 14 from 5-9 p.m. at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver.  The organization’s volunteers will be celebrating their 20th year of operation.

Furry Friends is hosting its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 14 from 5-9 p.m. at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver. The organization’s volunteers will be celebrating their 20th year of operation. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens, Furry Friends
Furry Friends is hosting its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 14 from 5-9 p.m. at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver. The organization’s volunteers will be celebrating their 20th year of operation. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens, Furry Friends

While purely optional, attendees are encouraged to appear in costumes that reflect a Star Wars theme. The Cloud City Garrison will be attending in costume to help set the mood and be available for photo opportunities. This group is a chapter of The 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, a Star Wars Imperial costuming club. The 501st is dedicated to the movie-quality costumes of the “villains” of the Star Wars universe. To see more about this group visit http://cloudcitygarrison.com/

At 5 p.m., attendees are invited to have complimentary photos taken and to place their bids on the scintillating array of silent auction items. A plated dinner will follow that offers a meat or vegetarian entrée and a dessert. Auctioneer Doug Quinn will gavel the live auction and the evening will conclude with a prize for the most popular costume.

While purely optional, attendees are encouraged to appear in costumes that reflect a Star Wars theme. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens, Furry Friends
While purely optional, attendees are encouraged to appear in costumes that reflect a Star Wars theme. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens, Furry Friends

Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery, Iron Gate Storage and Front Door Realty are premier sponsors and Pacific NW Specialty Pharmacy is a silver sponsor for the event. Donations to the auction from local businesses and generous individuals include vacation and entertainment experiences, winery tours and tastings, gift certificates to local eateries, gift baskets, pet and personal items, handmade gifts and more.

Advance tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased through PayPal or credit card at http://furryfriendswa.org/events/star-paws/  For further information, email auction@furryfriendswa.org or call (360) 993-1097.

Anyone interested in donating a new item to the auction worth $30 or more is asked to contact auction@furryfriendswa.org. Donations will be accepted until Aug. 1, 2019. Sponsorships are also available for as low as $500.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Furry Friends ever increasing medical costs and operating budget.

Founded in 1999, Furry Friends is a nonprofit, no-kill 501(c)(3) animal rescue serving Clark County. Run entirely by volunteers, their mission is to save abused, abandoned and relinquished cats by providing them with medical care and socialization, spay/neutering and shelter until they are placed in appropriate adoptive homes.

For more information about Furry Friends, please visit www.furryfriendswa.org, email information@furryfriendswa.org or call 360-993-1097 (message phone).

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