Hello everyone! Can you believe that it’s December 1st? I certainly can’t! For those of you who’ve been reading Island Tidbits over the past two months, you probably know that I absolutely love the Animal Care Center here on St. John. They are such an important organization that puts in so much effort to help our island cats and dogs. Well I’m excited to tell you that they are holding their first fundraising gala in three years. It’s being held at one of the island’s best villas, and you all should go!
The Animal Care Center is holding its winter gala “Caribbean Nights” on Saturday, January 21st at The Last Resort villa in Chocolate Hole. This is the first fundraising gala that the ACC has been able to hold since January 2020. The gala is the ACC’s main fundraising event.
The Last Resort is an incredible six-bedroom villa. The ACC held an event here years ago, and I am super excited that they’re doing it again.
Tickets to the ACC’s gala are $175 in advance and $200 at the door. They can be purchased in person at the ACC, St. John Hardware and Connections in Cruz Bay starting next week. Not currently on island? No worries! You can also purchase tickets by calling the ACC directly at 340-774-1625.
There will also be an online auction starting three weeks before the event and ending the day of the gala. (I’ll keep you posted on that.) Items up for grabs will include boat trips, villa and hotel stays, gift certificates and more. There will be a silent auction at the gala, as well as a raffle and a great door prize.
Tickets will also be available this Saturday, December 3rd, at the ACC’s gift wrapping table from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mongoose Junction. My friend Denise Walker, an ACC board member and owner of Cruz Bay Hotel, will personally wrap gifts “with precision and a smile,” Her words! 🙂 All of the proceeds will be donated to the ACC.
And for anyone who is looking to add a new family member to their world, the ACC currently has four sweet dogs, and several cats and kittens up for adoption. Check out this cutie I met yesterday!
I just can’t with that face!
If you want to learn more about the ACC or see which animals they currently have up for adoption, please check out their website at www.stjohnanimalcarecenter.com.
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