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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wine & Chocolate for Claws & Paws- a Tompkins County SPCA Benefit

It's time to announce our third annual fundraiser for the Tompkins County SPCA. Save the date Thursday, February 23, 6 - 9 pm. We call it Wine and Chocolate for Paws and Claws for obvious reasons. We have 10 local wineries and a chocolatier come and offer tastings right here in the historic ballroom at the Rogues' Harbor Inn. We offer dessert samples from our own kitchen as well. All ticket proceeds ($20/person) are donated to the SPCA and we also offer an extra incentive to stop by. We will donate 10% of our dinner sales from that evening as well. Last year in 2011 we raised over $2,000! That's a lot food and medical supplies for a shelter that prides itself on their "no kill" policy. Every healthy, adoptable pet stays till they are adopted. Makes me tear up just thinking about it. So many dogs and cats waiting...thankfully, they are very well cared for while they wait.
Some of the generous participants for the event are: Sheldrake Point, Dill's Run, King Ferry Winery, and Americana. Along with several other Cayuga Wine Trail members they will be offering tastings of their world class wines. Life's So Sweet Chocolate brings the very best chocolate truffles on earth. One of their dark truffles and a glass of Americana Baco Noir and I'm in heaven...
We think the SPCA is so important, that my family adopts all of our pets from the shelter. The beagle, Daisy, was adopted 9 years ago and the boxer, Jazzy, was adopted 3 months ago. They've become good friends and beloved family members.

Please join us for a wonderful evening- dinner then wine and chocolate for dessert in our 19th century ballroom-all to raise funds for an urgent cause.