On Thursday, February 28, HSCI held the "Mardi Claws" 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 everyone who attended Mardi Claws!
Our first guest arrives! Over 100 HSCI supporters attended Mardi Claws 2013 at Holiday Inn Airport!
Amy and Sherri get into the spirit with Mardi Gras attire.
Former HSCI board member Jane and current board member Tim (right) enjoy conversion with spouses Woody and Lana.
Table sponsor guests from Marriott and The Great Display Company listen to a brief presentation.
Checking out the great silent auction items.
Biddings almost over and people are positioned to strike at the last minute!
Guests mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d'oeurves. The "Paw-tini" was especially popular!
Jaci and Paula enjoying some conversation.