Humane Society of Central Illinois

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

On Saturday, May 18, HSCI held the "3rd Annual Dinner and Auction" event at the Uptown Marriott in Normal. The event helps raise awareness as we celebrate our cause and support our mission to find loving, forever homes for abused and unwanted pets. The evening began with cocktails, appetizers, and silent auction. The dinner and a live auction then followed. A big Thank You goes to everyone who attended the event and helped support the pets!

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Auction items are ready for delivery to the Marriott.

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Information for the bid packets is ready to be assembled.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Guests begin arriving, mixing, and mingling.

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

More mixing and mingling.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

While some guests bid on our silent auction items, others visit.

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Board president Tim Anderson (left) and Bob Ryder, owner Pawsitive Transformations.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Lots of wonderful silent auction items to bid on!

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Lots of bidders mean good things for HSCI!


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

New this year ... mystery bottles of wine for $20. One special bottle contained a $100 bill!  It was a big hit and 75 bottles were sold in 25 minutes!

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Lots of interest in the Lavender section.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Admiring the silent auction items.

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Having a good time during the silent auction.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Guests get seated for dinner and the live auction.

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Susan and Bob Ryder, and Helen Katz enjoy conversation before dinner begins.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Emcee Larry Little leads the live auction.

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Great crowd of over 225 supporters!  HSCI is grateful for everyone's support!


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Good fun at the WJBC table. Thanks for your support!

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

A crowd favoriteā€¦the Heads or Tails 50/50 gets everybody going!


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Looks like this group all went for "Tails"!

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Down to the small group of Heads/Tails survivors.


3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Special HSCI alum "Stanley" pays a visit during the Fund a Need section, which raised funds for the medical care needed for many pets before they are ready for adoption. Stanley required mouth surgery costing $1,400. He's now living happily with this wonderful family!

3rd Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2013

Larry leads the crowd in pledges for our Fund a Need. Thanks to our very generous guests, we raised over $35,000 for Fund a Need alone!


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