On Thursday, March 1, HSCI held the "Mardi Paws" event, our first major fundraiser of the year at the Holiday Inn across from the Central Illinois Regional Airport. The "Happy Hour" event helped raise awareness about the mission of the Humane Society of Central Illinois and raise money for the Pet Adoption Center. We had a really nice turnout and everyone seemed to have a good time. The event was a fun way to unwind at the end of the day. HSCI would like to thank the Mardi Paws sponsors!
We had 23 wonderfully creative baskets of goodies available for our silent auction.
Margie and Sue - long-time supporters of HSCI. Thanks for coming!
The Zoo Lady donated her creativity and her tips to HSCI. Thanks so much!
Shelter manager DeEtte, animal care coordinator Jenn, and board member Luann enjoy the evening.
HSCI supporters and adopters Linda and Carla. Thanks for your support!
Gorgeous "'Nawlins" basket donated by Jonell and The Pantagraph.
We're all just one cat away from crazy! :)
Guests enjoy some socializing.
Board members Diane and Jane.
Board member Luann gets a makeover from the Zoo Lady.
Great basket from Cookies by Design, donated by Annette and Gregg Klinzing, Illinois Special Olympics.
Nice wine basket with dog label.
Board member Diane and president Kathy.