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SPCA of Hancock County Benefit Fur Ball July 14

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A one-week stay at the 'Mooney Bay Estate', a 22-acre beachfront private estate on Virgin Gorda will be featured at the 6th annual benefit Fur Ball for the SPCA of Hancock County on Saturday, July 14 at the Bar Harbor Club.


The SPCA of Hancock County’s sixth annual benefit Fur Ball will take place at the Bar Harbor Club on Saturday, July 14.

The entrance fee of $150 per ticket ($75 is tax deductible) includes cocktails, silent auction, seated dinner, live auction, and dancing. Cocktail attire is suggested. The Fur Ball is the SPCA’s largest fundraising event of the year, with all the proceeds supporting the non-profit, Trenton-based animal shelter.

“We are really looking forward to the Fur Ball and would like to get the word out on this amazing event, as seating is limited. This year we have two of the largest auction items ever featured at an event to benefit the SPCA,” said Jim Nobil, event co-chair.

“The first is a one-week stay at the ‘Mooney Bay Estate’, a 22-acre beachfront private estate on Virgin Gorda. The six bedroom, seaside villas can sleep 12 people. The package is valued at $18,000 and is available at a mutually agreed upon time,” Nobil said.

The second vacation package is a one-week stay at “Villa Esmeralda” in Sotogrande, Spain. This home has 6 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in the annex (sleeps 12 comfortably). It is a beautiful Spanish villa located on the edge of a stunning golf course. Completely private and located minutes from restaurants, the local port and beautiful beaches. The package is valued at $15,000 and is available at a mutually agreed upon time.

More than 80 incredible auction items have been donated for this year’s Fur Ball and there is something to appeal to every taste and budget.

“We are so thankful for all of the contributions that will help generate much-needed funds for the animal shelter,” Nobil said.

Other items include a one-week stay at a beautiful seaside villa in Virgin Gorda, a Bar Harbor Whale Watch trip for up to 130 guests, a six course wine dinner for 10 at Havana Restaurant, a 20” x 24” painted portrait of your horse of dog by Rebecca Haley McCall, a bronze otter sculpture by Cynthia Stroud, a private cooking lesson for 12 guests followed by an elegant lunch by Devin Eyre Finigan, a cocktail party for 20 by Diane Bianco, a flight lesson with Maine Coastal Flight Center, horse-drawn carriage ride for 6 by Wild Iris Farm, paddleboard (SUP) lesson for 4 by Thorfinn Expeditions, tickets aboard Diver Ed’s Dive-In Theater, 24 square foot granite countertop by Steve Thonor of The Granite Shop, golf lesson with PGA certified instructor Noah Tapley, tickets to Vanderkay Summer Music Series, dinner for six at The Brooklin Inn, dinner for four at XYZ, dinner at Pat’s Pizza, Shinbashi Restaurant, six Dachshund mugs by Chris Breedlove; jewelry by Lisa Hall, Susan Rockefeller, Tegan Curry, Cathy Melio, Lyn Mayewski, Sihaya Hopkins; a recliner from Merrill Furniture; artwork by Susan Vanderlin, Rob Tilden, Sheridan Steele, Wyllis Heaton, George Vye, Sherry Streeter, Gail Page, Ashley Weymouth, Frances Hamabe, Paul Landry, Helen Scanlon, Marion Smith, Ellen Kappes, Leslie Moore, Sue Shane; beaded purses and jewelry from Bali; spa packages from Verde Salon, Donna Luna and Spa24; gift baskets from Betsy’s Sunflower and The Meadow; a Lunaform planter, books by Carl Little, Barbara Damnrosch and Eliot Coleman, Holly Simason; Reel Pizza big ticket; items and gift certificates from Union River Book and Toy Co., Janice Strout, Tonja Edgecomb, Mount Desert Ice Cream, Sew & Save, Richard Parks, Fox Fields Flowers, and more!,” added Jennifer McNally, Board President.

Auction items can be previewed online at the SPCA of Hancock County’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SPCA-of-Hancock-County/132399385918.

Absentee bid forms are available and tickets may be purchased for the Fur Ball by contacting event coordinator, Bethany Savage Klyver at 207-667-2199 or bskfundraising@myfairpoint.net. The SPCA is also looking for volunteers willing to help organize the event.

The SPCA of Hancock County is located at 141 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton. Since opening its doors in 2007, it has sheltered and found homes for many hundreds of dogs and cats.