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Brookhaven Animal Rescue League’s 8th Annual Celebrity Dinner and Auction


Brookhaven, MS — Volunteers with the Brookhaven Animal RescueLeague are preparing for the 8th Annual “CelebrityDinner and Auction.”  The event will be held at the Lincoln CivicCenter (Multi-purpose Building) on Tuesday, October25th.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests to view the auction items,and the event kicks-off at 6:00 p.m.  To purchase a $25 ticket,contact Lu Becker at 601-754-2000 or info@barl.net.

“We’re having the event at a new venue this year and we’ve got afew new ideas to make the evening even more fun than ever,” saidBARL volunteer, Rusty Adcock.

The night’s menu will consist of good food, with a Southernflair; and, I guarantee it will be delicious.”

The Celebrity Waiters (local business people and communityleaders), dressed in costume at their decorated tables, willentertain guests as they raise Tips for the animals.  A silentauction will take place throughout the evening, and a live auctionwith a professional auctioneer will round out the night’sactivities. 

“A professional auctioneer leads the live auction, which is asight to see.  And keep in mind proceeds from the event – theticket sales, Tips, and money generated from the live and silentauctions directly benefits the animals,” said Adcock.

BARL volunteers are currently recruiting Celebrity Waiters,seeking sponsorships and gathering items for the auctions.  

“Auction items will range from $5 to $800.  We have somethingfor everyone’s budget,” said Adcock. 

A few of the big-ticket items will include an original oilpainting valued at $500 donated by John Malta; a quail hunt valuedat $450 donated by Millbrook Hunting Reserve; and, a week-longvacation getaway at Ft. Walton Beach donated by Ed and JanGove.

Event sponsors to date include the following:

Best In Show:  Bank of Franklin, Brookhaven Animal Hospital andDynamics Marine; Pick of the Litter:  Cracker Barrel Barbeque andMcGehee McGehee and Torrey.

This year marks BARL’s 30th anniversary as anon-profit, limited intake animal welfare group.  Thevolunteer-based organization serves Copiah, Franklin and Lincolncounties.  BARL provides food, shelter and veterinary services forabandoned, orphaned and unwanted animals until they are adopted. All BARL animals are vet checked, vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Dogs are also micro-chipped. 

Anyone interested in adopting, contributing or volunteeringshould contact BARL at 601-757-4367 or info@barl.net.  Donationsare tax deductible and may be mailed to BARL, P.O. Box 3477,Brookhaven, MS  39603.

Many of BARL’s adoptable animals may be viewed online atwww.barl.net.