2018-08-08 / Community View

Wine & Whiskers benefit raises money for Paradise Animal Rescue



Sue Gilbert, a volunteer and supporter of Paradise Animal Rescue (PAR), and Margaret Conti, also a PAR supporter, attended the organization’s Second Annual Wine & Whiskers fundraising event on Saturday, which was held at Metamora Golf & Country Club. 
Photos by Alex Petrie Sue Gilbert, a volunteer and supporter of Paradise Animal Rescue (PAR), and Margaret Conti, also a PAR supporter, attended the organization’s Second Annual Wine & Whiskers fundraising event on Saturday, which was held at Metamora Golf & Country Club. Photos by Alex Petrie

Karol LaVerdiere of Metamora, who volunteers with PAR, perused the silent auction items at Wine & Whiskers on Saturday. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless dogs and cats of Paradise Animal Rescue. Karol LaVerdiere of Metamora, who volunteers with PAR, perused the silent auction items at Wine & Whiskers on Saturday. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless dogs and cats of Paradise Animal Rescue.

Emily Purk, Shelley Powell and Sue Dennis, all of whom are volunteers with PAR, posed for a photo outside Wine & Whiskers, which hosted scores of people for dinner, wine, craft beer, “fun-raising” activities, raffles, auctions and more. Emily Purk, Shelley Powell and Sue Dennis, all of whom are volunteers with PAR, posed for a photo outside Wine & Whiskers, which hosted scores of people for dinner, wine, craft beer, “fun-raising” activities, raffles, auctions and more.

Doug and Paula Kramer of Kingston (foreground) purchase raffle tickets from Madison Cornett, who is a volunteer with Paradise Animal Rescue, at the Wine & Whiskers event. The fundraiser offered selected local wine and craft beers, which were paired with food offerings. Doug and Paula Kramer of Kingston (foreground) purchase raffle tickets from Madison Cornett, who is a volunteer with Paradise Animal Rescue, at the Wine & Whiskers event. The fundraiser offered selected local wine and craft beers, which were paired with food offerings.

Tilted Axis Brewing Company owner Tom Hansen and Amy Wilhelm served up some of the brewery’s favorite selections at Saturday’s Wine & Whiskers event at Metamora Golf & Country Club. Tilted Axis Brewing Company owner Tom Hansen and Amy Wilhelm served up some of the brewery’s favorite selections at Saturday’s Wine & Whiskers event at Metamora Golf & Country Club.

Orest Iwasiuk of Farmington Hills, Jaclyn Bernard of Metamora, Bob Perkins of Oxford and Arana Long of Oxford stopped for a photo at the Second Annual Wine & Whiskers fundraiser on Saturday. Orest Iwasiuk of Farmington Hills, Jaclyn Bernard of Metamora, Bob Perkins of Oxford and Arana Long of Oxford stopped for a photo at the Second Annual Wine & Whiskers fundraiser on Saturday.

Rachel DePlae of Kimball and Sherry Conrad of Lum enjoyed selected local craft beers with expertly paired food offerings at PAR’s fundraiser on Saturday. Rachel DePlae of Kimball and Sherry Conrad of Lum enjoyed selected local craft beers with expertly paired food offerings at PAR’s fundraiser on Saturday.

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