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Humane Society presents annual Bark & Boogie Ball
Evening out 'all for the animals'
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Forsyth County News

If you're going

Tickets to the Sixth Annual Bark & Boogie Ball, benefiting the Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter, are $75 and can be purchased online at Contact: Lisa Leonard at (770) 889-1365, Ext. 6, or

Anyone with a passion for pets is encouraged to attend the annual Bark & Boogie Ball.

The event is one of the primary fundraisers for the Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter, said president Lisa Leonard.

"About 30 percent of our annual fundraising revenue comes from the ball," she said. "The animals have a lot riding on this night."

Now in its sixth year, the ball is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Pkwy. in Alpharetta.

Leonard said in addition to "gourmet food," live music from Atlanta-based band Haywire and dancing, Bark & Boogie will also feature both live and silent auctions.

"We have a number of nice trips, some jewelry ranging from a lady's Rolex [watch] to nice rings, luggage and lots of gift certificates," she said.

She said probably the most "fun" item is a ride in a biplane.

"It's one of those types of planes that Snoopy rides on, so that's appropriate," she joked.

Among other auction items: a private wine tasting for 20, furniture, art pieces, rounds of golf, boat rentals and gift baskets.

The ball will also welcome some special guests.

Several members of the society's Humane Hearts Pet Therapy group will be there, she said. The dogs in the therapy group are trained to visit schools, hospitals and retirement homes.

Tickets to the ball are $75 each and tables of 10 can be reserved for $750. Compared to many outings, Leonard said, the night is a good value.

"When you think about a nice evening out for most couples, with dinner and a couple of drinks each, it would be that [cost] or more, and you've missed the live entertainment and doing something for a nice cause," she said.

"With this [event], you can feel good about your evening out because it's all for the animals."