RIDGWAY – High fashion and fun are returning to Ouray County this Saturday, Feb. 20, as the Second Chance Humane Society presents its third annual Wine and Whiskers Carnival at the Ouray County 4H Event Center in Ridgway. The highlight of this full night of entertainment is the fashion cabaret, which promises to be sizzling.
While last year’s fashion show had local celebrities energetically grooving on stage in an edgy and powerfully choreographed show, “this year get ready for a whole new level of what our local talent can create for our audience,” says Second Chance Executive Director Kelly Goodin.
The evening begins with complimentary wine and beer from 6 to 7 p.m. coupled with deliciously decadent samplers and New Orleans favorites from chefs throughout Ouray and San Miguel Counties. “Our regional chefs and restaurants are generous both in their giving and in creating amazing tasting dishes,” says Goodin.
A silent and live auction, stocked with over 300 items, is a perfect (and entertaining) opportunity for attendees to support the region’s only animal shelter. A short list includes NFL Sunday Night Football tickets, film festival passes, luxury getaway and adventure packages, stunning artwork in a variety of media, an $800 Blue Dial Bracelet Watch, a TaylorMade Golf Bag, and hundreds more quality items and gift certificates from supportive merchants, artists, and service providers.
After the fashion show and auction, Telluride’s DJ Antone will keep the high energy in motion on the dance floor. Complimentary wine and beer will be served for the first hour of the carnival, and a cash bar will be open all night.
Wine & Whiskers tickets are $35, available at the door starting at 6 p.m., or in advance at the Second Chance Thrift Shop.
Second Chance Humane Society is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving San Miguel and Ouray Counties with animal rescue and animal welfare programs. Their operation of a shelter and thrift shop in Ridgway allows them to rescue homeless pets in the region; 388 pets were rescued in 2009 alone. Adoptable pets are not euthanized for time or space, and homeless pets that have physical, emotional and behavioral issues receive rehabilitation so they can be adopted into permanent, loving homes.
Visit the Second Chance website at www.secondchancehumanesociety.org or call 626-2273 for more information.