On Saturday, May 14, HSCI held the "6th 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!
Luann Anderson (left) and our awesome volunteers check everyone in.
A look into the silent auction area. LOTS to bid on again this year!
This vibrant abstract heart was donated for our live auction by local artist Julie Meulemans. Thank you, Julie, for sharing your talent for a great cause!
The first guests start checking out the great selection of silent auction items.
Lots of mingling going on before the silent auction closes.
Over 300 guests and our second largest crowd. Thank you all for your support!
The Heads or Tails 50/50 raffle is always a fun part of the evening. Lots of participants!
Emcee Larry Little calls the Heads or Tails flip.
Let the bidding frenzy begin!
Our fabulous supporters had a wonderful time raising funds for a great cause! Thank you!
Larry does a wonderful job for HSCI each year. His passion for our mission is clear!
Kristin Kubsch is the lucky winner of our trip raffle! Congrats!
HSCI board president Tim Anderson (right) addresses the crowd, thanking them for their support.
The Brian Choban Jazz Band entertained the crowd during the silent auction portion of the evening. Such great talent!
Our gala committee came up with wonderful centerpieces for the tables on this very special night!