Humane Society of Central Illinois

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

On Saturday, May 17, HSCI held the "4th Annual Dinner and Auction" event at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington. 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!

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Sherri Jeakins and Kathy Schniedwind arrive early to enjoy the evening after months of planning. Big thanks to our planning committee: Marta Eynatten, Kathy Schniedwind, Sherri Jeakins, Gina Bianchi and Luann Anderson.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Guests peruse our many silent auction items.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

This gorgeous chest made from Jack Daniels whiskey barrels and filled with an amazing variety Jack Daniels products was one of the coveted live auction items. The winning live auction bid was $1,500!

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Our beautiful ladies…Delores, Nancy, Jenn, and Jane.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

The first bottles of our six private label wines were auctioned off during the live auction. The pets on the labels are actual pets adopted from our Pet Adoption Center.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Lots of creative baskets were available in our silent auction.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Chatting and bidding!

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Studying the options...so many good items!


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Super cute metal kitty cat for home or garden.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

With so many items, we had to use two levels for display. Many thanks to our Auction Item Solicitation Committee Staci Steiger, Peggy Mann, Jessica Davis, Ashley Clifford, Allison Wysock, and Danielle Vacherlon. And also our board of directors for their help as well: Tim Anderson, Sherill Reichter, Kim Miller, Diane Lanier, Paul Campbell, Wendy Ives, Kathy Schniedwind, Nancy Freitag, Luanne Anderson, Gina Bianchi and Andy Schuster. And lastly, to sponsors Robert and Krista McBeath for their help in securing items as well!


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

We had three categories of silent auction items, from lesser to more valuable items.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Guests enjoy mingling and catching up with friends before dinner begins.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

The Sopers have been long-time supporters of HSCI and have helped in many ways. Thank you!

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

John Hoffman (center) enjoys conversation with friends.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Jaci Dixon and Nancy Freitag discuss how bids are going.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

We had record attendance this year with over 290 guests!  Thanks everyone!


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Emcee Larry Little encourages the sale of gold plated Milkbone dog biscuits, kindly donated by Jack Lewis Jewelers.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Participants in the "Heads or Tails" game hold up their tickets.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Emcee Larry welcomes Chad Kilby, the winner of the "Heads or Tails" game, to the stage.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Board member Kathy Schniedwind opens the dinner segment with thank you's and acknowledgements.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Guests enjoy conversation too.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Board member Andy Schuster and emcee Larry take live auction bids for mountain cabin getaway.


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

HSCI board president Tim Anderson (right) explains what our Fund A Need bids will go toward. This year we needed medical equipment and casement windows that will allow fresh air to circulate in the pet areas.

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Emcee Larry meets Moby, one of our special needs dogs. Moby was extremely obese when he came to HSCI and couldn't walk without support. He had to lose over 30 pounds before he could have needed knee surgery on both back legs. At the Pet Adoption Center for months during this process, it was announced at the auction that he had been adopted by Jenn, our Animal Care Manager - shown here with him!


4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's bidding so nice!

4th Annual Dinner and Auction - May 2014

Photos of Moby Before and After are a perfect representation of why we do what we do. And thanks to our tremendously generous supporters, we raised over $100,000 tonight!  YOU ROCK!


HSCI