Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All Dressed up for Whiskers & Tails

Our dog, Wrigley, has changed our life in so many ways.   He has taught us patience, how to be loving and caring and also helped sparked our interest in giving back to organizations which help animals.


Because we have an interest in helping animals, JC and I were looking forward to getting all dressed up for the 2012 Whiskers and Tails Annual Fundraising Gala benefitting the Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation this weekend. 

Whiskers and Tails is not your average animal-geared fundraiser.  This event is a black tie, formal event.  The price of the ticket includes appetizers, meal and open bar all night. Because of the formal-feel of the event I was a little apprehensive about attending. I’ve never been to a black tie event and was expecting things to be a little intimidating.

I could not have been more wrong. Everyone attending was dressed up, but where all ready to enjoy the night in the name of a good cause.

When JC and I walked into the event we were greeted with glasses of champagne. We then continued into the bar area where long tables were set up with silent auction items. The amount of silent auction items was impressive.  Items ranged from a night learning weather with JC in the weather center, to a basket full of dog treats, to the most impressive item, a massive grill.

All dressed up!

Once dinner was announced we all headed into the ballroom for salads, surf and turf dinner and a delicious dessert. A live auction was held throughout the dinner, but to be honest the slideshow and conversation with people at our table preoccupied my attention.  Besides helping out a great cause, the best part of the night was being able to meet new people.
 After the formalities the rest of the night was spent mingling with people at the event, and enjoying the company of some of JC’s fellow co-workers and new acquaintances. Despite all of my reservations about the “fancy” event, I had a great time, for a great cause.

I guess the moral of the story, besides promoting a good cause, is this: don't be afraid to try things that put you out of your comfort zone -- it just might turn out to be something that's not so bad!

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