Thank you animal and art lovers for successful PAL fundraiser

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Palmetto Animal League’s 2nd Annual Artisans Fur Animals event on October 10, 2014 was a huge success thanks to our animal-loving community.  About 250 attended the event held at the Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram showroom at the New River Auto Mall and raised over $20,000 to support PAL’s No-Kill Adoption Center and Community Clinic located at Okaties’s  Riverwalk Business Park. 

The highlight of the evening was the live auction of 24 unique cat and dog sculptures created by SCAD Professor and Ceramicist, Jessica Broad.  Thank you to our compassionate and talented local artists who painted and decorated the sculptures : Doris Beedie, Barbara Bothwell, Jessica Broad, Clair Buckner, Chris Clayton, Art Cornell, Pam Davis, Jean Drake, Peggy Duncan, Peggy Ellis, Amiri Farris, Lynne Graham, Annabel Lee Hammet, Carmen Kayser, Georgina Kimbell, Dennis Lake, Candace Lovely,  Brooke and Mark Melko, Nancy Mitchell, Patti Moscowitz, Joyce Nagel, Lynne Patti, Mary Ann Putzier, Mary Segars, Marci Tressel and Glenda Watson.

We thank the artists who donated to the magnificent array of art, photography, sculpture and jewelry items that were sold in the silent auction as well as those who donated the beautiful  gift baskets. We are grateful to Gallery 95 Auction who donated their services for the live auction. The food was provided by Sigler’s Rotisserie and sweet treats were donated by Teresa Brandow of Stella Snacks and craft beer was donated  by River Dog Brewing Company.

Palmetto Animal League is especially grateful to the Sponsors who supported this event: Presenting Sponsor – Hilton Head Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram; Dream Maker Sponsor – Energy One America; Life Saver Sponsors – Beach Properties and Hull2 Planning Group of Raymond James; and Guardian Angel Sponsors – Gene & Ellen Schraeder and Mortgage Network.  Additional sponsor: Robinson Grant.

We want to thank the Hilton Head Art League for having the 24 sculptures displayed at the Walter Greer gallery at the Art Center 10 days prior to the event.  At a private preview party at the gallery, Two Tomatoes catering provided the food, and wine was donated by Saltus Grill.

The great success of this ambitious event would not have been possible without an army of volunteers and we thank them all.  We are particularly grateful for the time, effort and dedication of the three Co-Chairs: Barb Sommers, Silent Auction; Marilynn Glacken, Live Auction and Sculptures; and Linda Kehoe, Event Logistics; as well as PAL board members Pam Dyer and  Wendy Schlegel.

All of us at Palmetto Animal League, especially the animals, appreciate your attendance and the community support for this unique fundraiser.

Fred Liebert, Board Chairman, Palmetto Animal League