May 20, 2007

Fur Ball - An Evening To Remember

Mommy thought you would like to see some photos of the Fur Ball. She said that there really are no words to describe what a wonderful evening it was. Over 800 guests came to party into the night. People were dressed in gowns, tuxedos, movie characters, directors and even as animals! The final amount of money that was raised will take a few weeks to nail down, but estimates are that Wayside's guests for the evening donated at least three quarters of a million dollars to help the homeless animals it cares for! That's about 3 months of operating a shelter as large as Wayside. Pretty cool, eh?

It's where the Ball was held.








The T-Shirts the volunteers wore.
Cute, eh?







The entrance to the Ball.
This car was one of 3 auctioned!






The registration area. Mommy was in the second chair
from the left. You can see Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
was there!






Here's Dorothy again -(actually it's Wayside's President).
Her real name is Patty.








Cruella De Ville played by Kim, the volunteer
coordinator. Kim is really a lot of fun to work
with. She has a good sense of humor!







Princess Leia (Jenny, the wonderful Public
Relations person). Everyone loves Jenny!









The Wicked Witch of the West! Scary, isn't she!?!
It's really Annie, our Donor Relations lady!
And she is very nice!





The entrance to the Silent Auction Area.
See the Paparazzi? They were everywhere!










The Ballroom - before all of the guests.
That's the left side, it's huge!









Sniffany's Pet Beds!







More pet beds, I like the couch!
Mommy should have bid on it for me!








The Silent Auction area.










One of the cool movie posters.
Isn't she a lovely Meezer!?!








A kitty package in the Silent Auction!
I'll bet someone really enjoyed all that
wonderful feline goodness!







Doesn't this look like a great book?
I think Mr. Pusskins is kinda' cute!











One of the entrances.








This is Deb, the happy bartender. There were 9
other bartenders. Mommy liked her the best!
(And no, Mommy didn't hit all 10!) 3, max!









The Fur Ball in full swing!





Such a wonderful evening for the animals at Wayside. It was a lot of work for many people, but I know every single person would say it was worth it for all the Waifs - Bless the kind patrons of this year's Fur Ball!

23 comments:

Jeter and Mickey said...

i had sum fun lookin at all da pikshurz. thankz parker.
how many squillionz uv dollarz did da fur ball make?
luv--jh

Kelly Cat said...

Wow, that was a big party, and for a great cause, too. Hope you made enough money to make lots of little ones very happy.

Suzanne said...

wow! is that what your mom was working on while she's been away?

it looks like great fun was had by all.

did your mom bid on anything for you?

love
--suz

Dragonheart said...

Wow, the Fur Ball looks like it was a wonderful event! I'm glad they raised a lot of money for the shelter. :) Thanks for sharing all the great photos. :)

Faz the Cat said...

What a wonderful event and I love the name too FUR BALL, he, he, he. Fur balls usually aren't so much fun and I should know. FAZ

The Meezer Gang said...

That party looks like fun, fun, fun!!!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Oh wow! That is a very big Fur Ball!! MOL! I bet they raised two squillion dollars.
Katie wants to know where she can get a sniffany's bed.

purrs,
Icon (& Katie)

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm so happy that the turn out was so great and that they raised so much money!!! Wow, three months operating expenses, I know how tough that is to raise! AWESOME! MEEEEOOOOOW!

The Cats Stephens said...

I cough up fur balls all the time and no one throws me a party!

-Emily

=^..^= said...

What a fun party wif soooo many cool characters! Hope you made lots n lots n lots of $$$$!

~Bombay

Forty Paws said...

That's totally great! We're happy that the Fur Ball raised so much money for the Wayside Waifs!! Yay!!!

Luf, Us

Daisy said...

That does seem like a very wonderful event. What a great cause! And I really like the slogan on the t-shirt, "There's no place like a home!"

Skeeter & LC said...

Very impressive place! We don't unnerstand "money" very much, but The Big Thing says it is how Big Things exchange help and get things for us.

As long as he has some, we don't care.

But we are glad a lot of Big Things gave some of theirs to help homeless kitties. Weve never not had a home, but it sounds very skary! We like bein outside sometimes, but we sure wouldnt want to have to be out alla time!

DEBRA said...

We finks all places ought to have furballs to helps all da kitties and oddur critters.

Abby

Pee Sssss
We loved your pixchurs

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie! Such supergreat pictures, and sounds like the Fur Ball was a hit! I'm so glad. WOOT! WOOT! WOOT!

Happy kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marie the Defender said...

What a ginormous party! So many pretty dresses and costumes! We are so glad that there were so many pple being so generous to donate to a great cause.

Bogdan, the editor said...

Wow! That looks like it took a lot of work to put together, and it's great to hear that it brought in lots of money for the animals!
Good work!

-Morning Scratch investor

William said...

Fur Ball! Ha ha ha ha! But what a great idea! Thanks for the photos.

Marie the Defender said...

I tagged you for the favourites meme, come to my blog for details!

The Meezers said...

looks like a great time!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow, what a wonderful event and everyone looked so nice! We're the happiest that it made so much to support a worthy cause!

Lux said...

I enjoyed looking at all the photos; it sounds like a wonderful thing, this Fur Ball.

Skeeter & LC said...

You've been tagged with a "Favorites" meme. Check my May 22nd post for the details.