Friday, May 15, 2015

Fur Ball

Mom's a little late in posting this but she volunteered at Fur Ball again this year. The event was held on May 9, 2015 to benefit the animals at Wayside Waifs.

For the 5th year in a row, mom got the opportunity to volunteer at Wayside Waifs annual fundraiser Fur Ball. This year's Fur Ball theme was "The Wizard of Paws"...

The event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center where the ballroom was transformed into a Land of Oz party. More than 1000 attendees spent the evening bidding on auction items, feasting on dinner and satisfying their thirst with an open bar all to help the animals at Wayside Waifs. Oh and there were kitties too and puppies that attendees could cuddle with! I'm sure the kitties stole the show but the puppies had to get their cuddle time in to.

This year's Emcee was Gary Lezak, Emmy Award Winning Meteorologist for KSHB 41 News. He brought along his pups Stormy and Windy too! Long time supporters David & Dalia Morris and Chris & Susan Wally served as Chairpersons for the event.

Volunteers and Staff spent many hours preparing and helping out on event night. Here are some pics of staff and volunteers in action:

Mom worked the check in station again this year. It's the first point of interaction with the guests who attended. Mom says she always enjoys meeting everyone and wishing them a great time at the event.

Here are some of the staff being silly and skipping down the yellow brick road. When they realized mom had gotten pics of them being silly they asked her to share the pics via facebook and twitter. So if you follow Wayside Waifs via facebook or twitter some of the pics posted from the event were mom's pics that she took.


Here are some pics of the entrance in to the event along the yellow brick road...

It was a great time for a great cause! Mom always looks forward to volunteering at it each year. I don't mind that she spends the evening away from Mia and I knowing that she is helping with such a great cause. After all, Mia is a former Waif!