Animal center sets fundraising record

RANCHO SANTA FE — June 1, Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala celebrated two achievements.

American Idol contestant Kristi Krause, who performed at the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling gala, got acquainted with one of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s adoptable pups.

American Idol contestant Kristi Krause, who performed at the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling gala, got acquainted with one of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s adoptable pups.

The festivities marked the 25th Silver Anniversary of the event, and set a fundraising record, raising an impressive net revenue of more than $280,000 donated to support the pets and the programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

The affair was held in the Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe, thanks to the generosity of Joe and Terri Davis, and was headed by Gala Committee Chair Rebecca Vigil and Honorary Co-Chairpersons Nathan and Mindy Fletcher. The night’s festivities were supported by title sponsor EDCO and hosted by media celebrities Dave Scott and Andrea Naversen.

Helen Woodward Animal Center is grateful to the 15 delicious restaurants which donated their food and services. Congratulations to Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar, which received the “Best Restaurant” Award for the 2013 Spring Fling Gala and to honorable mentions – Davanti Enoteca, Chandler’s and Elizabethan Desserts. former American Idol chef, Mary Trimmins, with local chef, caterer, culinary instructor and consultant Dee Biller served as food judges.

Guests then enjoyed American Idol Season 10 and 11 contestant Kristi Krause. Krause’s love for animals was felt by guests and staff alike, as she donated her time to support the center.

Helen Woodward Animal Center President Mike Arms said, “Every dollar raised goes towards saving more lives and finding more homes for orphan pets. There is truly nothing more beautiful than that.”

For more information on Helen Woodward Animal Center or to make a donation, visit animalcenter.org or call (858) 756-4117.

 

 

 

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