A few people have been asking what this event is about and how it works. So here are some additional details of how everything will work and how to prepare yourself to have an exciting, incredible, fun evening while raising funds for such a great cause.
Even though this is meant to be a charity benefit to raise much needed funds to continue saving dog's lives and being able to give them a 2nd chance, it is also our annual opportunity to meet a lot of our supporters and followers face to face and say THANK YOU.
Admission to the charity event is FREE. We have booked an incredible band (Me and Pooch) which we have used several times and everyone loves them. Their music is geared towards "decade music" so you'll hear a little bit of everything. Great dance music :)
This will be our second event at Chef Point. If you are not familiar with Chef Point, they are NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED........Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives food network channel. Chef Point in Watauga, TX is a fine dining restaurant located inside a gas station. But don't let that fool you as this is not your ordinary gas station. They have recently built a gorgeous "pet-friendly" enclosed patio and a huge lawn area. Chef Franson and his wife Paula also own two beautiful dogs, Kingsley and Chapo whom you will likely see roaming around. They have a full bar and the food menu is out of this world delicious! Their famous Bread Pudding is a must! Plus to mention, they also have a "Doggie Menu".
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CHARITY (Apollo Support & Rescue) RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR HOMELESS DOGS As you can see, we have already been able to obtain many wonderful donated gift baskets, gift certificates and silent auction items valued at thousands of dollars thus far. We still have many more to come! All of the wonderful gift baskets, etc.... will be setup and displayed in a designated area at the event. We will be selling "chance tickets" (aka raffle tickets) starting at only $1.00 each. We will be pre-selling tickets as well as selling tickets the night of the event. You may purchase tickets by cash, check or credit card. There will be ticket jars in front of each basket to place your tickets in for the basket you want to win. Drawings will begin at approximately 8pm. There is something for everyone and what a great way to do some Christmas shopping without having to go out while also helping such a great cause!
We will also be handing out door prize tickets until 7pm so arrive early! Door prize drawings will begin at 7:15pm.
We will also have a "Doggie Angel Tree" at the event. You will be able to pick an ornament with one of our homeless dog's photo and bio on it, from the tree and see what their "Christmas Wish" is on the back of the ornament. The ornament will be yours to keep.
We will also have a Donation Box available so if anyone wants to donate blankets, toys, premium food, paper towels, etc... to the doggies and rescue, we will have a donation drop off box available.
This year, you do not have to be present to win. We will be pre-selling "chance tickets" for lucky drawings to win any of our great gift baskets. Tickets will go on pre-sale beginning November 11th. A numerical listing of all gift baskets will be posted prior to November 11th and as we receive more, the list will be updated accordingly. According to the list, you will know which ticket jar you are wanting to use your tickets for. If you purchase tickets and do not attend the event to pick up your tickets, they will be placed in the ticket jars by an event representative.
By purchasing your tickets early, you are eligible to get a few "freebie tickets". You may pick up your purchased tickets at our "Woof Call" booth the night of the event.
Of course we will also be selling tickets to win one or many of our great gift baskets the night of the charity benefit on December 11th.
You DO have to be present though to bid on our silent auction items.
So as you can see, we have lots of fun things planned and a great opportunity for everyone to win some incredible gifts. The way we will raise funds from this charity event will be through ticket sales, Angel Tree donations, and monetary donations throughout the evening. Last year we raised almost $4000. We currently have over 70+ homeless dogs at our rescue which are needing continued shelter, food and medical care. Our goal this year is to raise $6000. With your support, we will be able to continue saving more dogs lives and provide the care and needs to our existing residents at Apollo Support & Rescue (http://apollosupportandrescue.org/)
I hope this information helps but if anyone has any other questions, please do not hesitate to message me.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone there!