Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is seeking silent auction donations and sponsors for its 12th annual gala. The Hair of the Dog Gala will be held Feb. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Radisson at Star Plaza, 800 81st Ave., Merrillville, Ind.
Donations of items, tickets, gift certificates, services, and more are appreciated for use in the silent auction to be held during the event. Donors will be featured on the silent auction website and in the event program. Sponsorship opportunities in varying levels also are available. Donations and sponsorships are requested by Feb. 6 to receive all promotional benefits.
The highlight of the gala is an animal-themed hair and style show, featuring work by Ben Mollin (star of reality show Shear Genius and owner of Ben Mollin Hair Education) and the students of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture.
The evening also includes a silent auction, a wine tasting, brew samples from Three Floyds Brewing, a buffet dinner, a caricature artist drawing people and pets (guests should bring a photo of their pet), a cash bar and more.
Admission costs $65 for a single, $100 for a couple and $500 for a table of 10. Admission can be purchased online, via mail by downloading a form at www.hscalumet.org/gala.asp or at one of the following locations:
Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St, Munster, IN 46321
Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
A limited number of seats will be available at the door as space allows.
All proceeds benefit the animals of HSCA.
About Humane Society Calumet Area
Founded by concerned citizen Miss Evelyn Sweitzer in 1941, Humane Society Calumet Area aims to lead the community in the humane treatment of animals by providing vital community services. In 2014, nearly 1,750 homeless animals found homes through HSCA and more than 190 lost animals were reunited with their families. Additional HSCA services include spay and neuter surgeries for families with financial hardship at Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic, pet therapy teams that visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities, a humane education team that teaches local children about pet safety and compassion, and rehabilitation for wildlife at Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.