Helen Woodward Animal Center invites animal and party-lovers to take a journey to Wonderland at its 26th annual Spring Fling Gala, presented by EDCO. The Mad Hatter Fling Committea, headed by committee chairs Marlaine Fetzer and Rebecca Vigil, will host a black-tie event, “Down the Rabbit Hole.”
This is the center’s largest fundraiser of the year and will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight at Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe. It will be emceed by KUSI’s Dave Scott and Jack FM’s Shelly Dunn.
Tickets to the annual Spring Fling Gala can be purchased in Silver, Gold and Platinum levels (ranging from $250-$500 a ticket) with various amenities included at each level. Platinum level seating includes private dining and bar servers, two bottles of fine wine, a chocolate and port pairing digestif with artisan cheeseboard, priority check-in/out, valet service, a Wonderland souvenir and an exclusive VIP gift for each guest.
Sponsorship and auction opportunities are still available. All profits raised support the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the White Rabbit at 858-756-4117 x350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala will highlight tastings from San Diego’s restaurants and will feature a celebrity judge to determine both the Best Food and Best Décor categories. Spring Fling Restaurant Chair Ann Dizney has secured a restaurant lineup including Searsucker Del Mar, The Fish Market, Casa Sol y Mar, The Melting Pot La Jolla, Truluck's Seafood, Steaks & Crab House, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and Pamplemousse Grille.
After dinner, guests will toast to one another’s “unbirthdays” with local beer, wine, and spirits while enjoying live entertainment from The Heroes, special guest appearances, and a live auction including a Hawaiian holiday, a New York City vacation in a sky-high penthouse, VIP concert experiences and a Colorado adventure.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two wine cellars (one valued at $1,000 and the other valued at $2,000) including both red and white bottles, each with a 92 point rating or higher.