MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Riley County Humane Society will host its first ever "FurBall" fundraising gala at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Holiday Inn.
“This event was organized to help us continue our mission in saving animals,” Lindsay Thompson, president of the RCHS board of directors, said. “All funds raised at this event will remain local to help animals in our community.”
The black tie-optional ball will have a series of events: dancing to live music, catering from Houlihan’s, a silent auction and a champagne reception. Tickets are $75 per guest. Ticket can be purchased through their online store: www.rchsks.org/store or checks can be mailed directly to Riley County Humane Society.
“Funds raised through this event will directly finance RCHS’s many varied programs, such as humane education, spay/neuter assistance programs, animal cruelty investigations, and pet foster and adoption programs,” Thompson said.
Attendees can support the society by purchasing a sponsorship. Sponsorships are available at five price points ranging from the Yorkie sponsorship (any amount) to the Great Dane sponsorship ($5,000 and up).
“The FurBall will give us (RCHS) a chance to bring community members together, not only to raise money for a great cause, but to try and get others involved in our cause … a chance to build relationships with companies and individuals who sponsor us,” committee member Kaylee Jorgensen said. “By creating those relationships, and maintaining them, we are in a way, securing support for the future.”
Formed in 1975, the Riley County Humane Society (RCHS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. RCHS serves the Manhattan community with a variety of programs to promote pet adoption.