From the Humane Society of Harford County:
Christmas came early to the many animals in shelter at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) through a benefit hosted by Alan Doran on Wednesday, December 15, 2015 at Pairings Bistro in Bel Air. The event, attended by good friends, family, and business associates, benefits the work done by the organization to help the homeless, unwanted, and in need of a “forever home” animals here in Harford County. The event raised $1,800 for HSHC.
Doran, a Harford Leadership Academy Alumni (2004), also planned the evening as a fun way for everyone to come together, honor their own rescue pets, and give back to the community. Guests were invited to bring a toy or bag of food for the homeless animals, a photo for the “Cherished and Beloved Pet” Memory Board, and enter a drawing for a raffle prize. Pairings Bistro generously donated a percentage of proceeds from dining and retail sales and many guests brought monetary donations. Jen Swanson, Executive Director of the Humane Society, greeted and thanked everyone for attending and spoke about the organization’s new facility and continuing needs for the animals.
The following businesses and organizations generously supported this event: Pairings Bistro; Saxon’s Diamond Centers diamond rings; Advanced Eyecare and Aesthetics; AAA Mid-Atlantic; Laserworm Engraving and Printing; Squirrelbyte Art & Design – Erin Stevenson; Bata Club at Water’s Edge; Mary Hastler; Home2 Suites Aberdeen/Baltimore; Ladew Topiary Gardens; Salon Marielle – Mary Ann Medeiros; Sharon Lipford; Lisa Fuller & Associates Insurance; Harford Mutual Insurance; Point Breeze Credit Union; House of Cards Sports Cards, Memorabilia, & Auction House; Flavor Cupcakery; Looney’s Pub Bel Air; Vagabond Sandwich Company; Manor Tavern; Wayback Burgers; Bagelworks Bel Air; Giovanni’s; Steelefish Grill; Bonefish Restaurant; Humane Society of Harford County; MaGerk’s Pub and Grill; Coffee Coffee; Dickey’s BBQ Pit; and The Ward Y Abingdon.
Doran said he plans to continue making this an annual holiday event to help the homeless animals of Harford County who cannot speak for themselves. For more information about The Humane Society of Harford County, its new home being built, event calendar, adoptions, and more, visit www.harfordshelter.org.