The Florence Area Humane Society (FAHS) holds its 16th Annual Wine & Chocolate Gala, October 10, 2008, at the Florence Events Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is a popular event and the largest fund-raiser for FAHS.
Come with an appetite for a wide selection of cheeses and an amazing variety of hors d’oeuvres to be accompanied by wine tasting from several predominantly Oregon wineries. Then, of course, there’s the chocolate to savor. It will be served in numerous delicious delicacies, but the most popular way of enjoying it seems to be the dipping fountain with marshmallows, fresh and dried fruit, biscotti, and more to dip. Yummm!! New to the 2008 Gala will be live entertainment throughout the evening.
Each year is a live auction that is always well attended and a silent auction that has sign-ups right up to the cut off. And don’t forget the raffle, which usually has some high-end items. Both Gala and raffle tickets will go on sale weeks beforehand at a variety of venues around town. The Gala is $15 per person, and the raffle tickets are 1 for $2, 6 for $10, and 13 for $20. (541-997-8131; florencehumane.org)
Oregon Coast Magazine September/October 2008