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Worcester County Humane Society’s 34th Annual Fundraiser

(Nov. 7, 2014) The Worcester County Humane Society will host its 34th annual dinner fundraiser at Captain’s Galley II, located at 12817 Harbor Road in West Ocean City, on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

“I hope this year is a success,” said Sandy Summers, chairwoman for the shelter’s Ways and Means Committee.

The humane society is “turning over a new leaf,” according to Summers, and encourages the community to support its upcoming changes.

The cost to attend the event is $60 per person, which includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, beverages, taxes and gratuity, with $22 going directly to the no-kill shelter. The night begins with appetizers and cash bar at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Guests have five entrée choices: prime rib, crab cakes, crab imperial, vegetable Alfredo and broiled flounder. All entrées will be served with a baked potato and a vegetable, with assorted cheesecake for dessert. DJ Wax will provide the musical entertainment.

There will also be silent and Chinese auctions during the event. Several area businesses have donated gift certificates including Victorian Charm in Berlin, Bombshell Boutique in Ocean Pines and Adolfo’s Restaurant in Ocean City. Silent auction items include two-night stays at the Carousel hotel in Ocean City and The Francis Scott Key Family Resort in West Ocean City.

During the evening, raffle tickets for the Worcester County Humane Society’s annual cash raffle will be sold. Tickets cost $5 each or get five for $20. First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500 and third prize is $500. The drawing will take place Dec. 6.

Kelly Austin, president of the humane society, said proceeds will benefit the shelter’s operating expenses. Currently, the shelter, located at 12330 Eagles Nest Road in Berlin, is housing 112 cats and 33 dogs. It costs $25,000 monthly to run the shelter, and last fiscal year’s vet expenses were approximately $100,000.

Reservations are encouraged and should be made by Sunday, Nov. 9. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Summers at 443-235-5647 or visit www.worcestercountyhumanesociety.org.

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