Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season! Taste of Compassion is the largest annual fundraiser on behalf of Asheville Humane Society and this year's event promises to be the best ever.
"Tails at Twilight" Taste of Compassion will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 6 to 9 PM at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center at 227 Cumberland Avenue in the Historic Montford District of Asheville. Tickets are available here and include an open bar of wine and beer, scrumptious vegetarian fare from leading Asheville establishments, entertainment, and lots of great items and experiences available for auction.
For the first time in the event's history supporters have the opportunity to purchase V.I.P. tickets which get them access to an exclusive V.I.Paw Lounge and private bar where they will be treated to champagne service and a custom truffle bar by French Broad Chocolates. And for security of these special guests, Asheville Humane Society in enlisting the services of the best furry "bouncers" in the biz! Only 50 V.I.P. tickets are available.
Local businesses, artists and individuals have generously donated a wide-range of items to the auction this year, including custom private parties, hot destination vacations, hand crafted jewelry, products and services for beloved pets as well as gift certificates for restaurants, concerts and more. Up for bid in the live auction is a 2016 Outback from Prestige Subaru!
Asheville Humane Society will be introducing a new innovation at this year's silent auction: Mobile Bidding, a completely paperless bidding system. With mobile bidding, you will bid electronically on silent auction items using your smartphone. Bid Assistants equipped with tablets will also be available throughout the event. You can easily track your desired items by following their activity from your mobile device, without having to return to the actual item. There will be no auction bidding sheets on the display tables, which will eliminate overcrowding around auction items and allow you to bid from anywhere at the event! Mobile bidding will make the event run more efficiently from registration to checkout.
"Tails of Twilight" Taste of Compassion is generously presented by Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Sponsors include Wick & Greene Jewelers, Aloft Hotel, iHeart Media Asheville, Prestige Subaru, and Curbie.com. Hospitality sponsors include Greenlife Grocery, Highland Brewing Company, Mutual Distributing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Strada, Travinia, and Valet Gourmet. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals of Buncombe County and the life-saving programs of Asheville Humane Society.
Tickets are available here.