Rock-4-Rescue is internet hosting its second annual fundraising dance social gathering ‘The Prince Mission’ at Jethro’s Tiki Hut in Aberdeen on Aug. 19.
All proceeds from the occasion will go in the direction of a spay/neuter program for the animals of Mason County Animal Shelter, based on Rock-4-Rescue President Kelly Gallagher.
The occasion will begin at 7 p.m. and ticket costs range. Basic admission is $20 if tickets are bought utilizing the QR code on the Rock-4-rescue web site however will improve if purchased on the gate. Reserved tables for 2 below the celebrities are $60 and reserved picnic desk seating for 2 below the celebrities is $55. Should be 21 to attend. Tickets are tax deductible.
Final 12 months $3,000 was raised on the occasion and Gallager mentioned he’s hoping for a fair greater turnout this 12 months.
The group is a 501c3 non-profit (since December) absolutely funded by donations and fundraisers which it makes use of to assist pay for emergency veterinary providers and to spay/neuter for MCAS and rescue animals, based on Gallagher.
“Final 12 months’s occasion was the primary one and we put that collectively in about two months. It was once a celebration in my yard and I and Kevin from Insurgent Sound Membership determined to do one thing somewhat totally different and lift some cash and it changed into this. Right here we are actually as a 501c3,” he mentioned.
Gallagher mentioned Rock-4-Rescue and this occasion is a joint effort between himself and the opposite volunteers (who additionally volunteer or work at MCAS) Jennifer Setty-Botkin, Barbara Bern, Marilyn Feil and Shayla Wietelmann.
Planning for this occasion began in December 2022, and lots of planning has gone into it to attract an even bigger and extra numerous crowd to boost extra money for this system, Gallagher mentioned.
This 12 months there might be a Prince tribute band enjoying on the occasion with previous American Idol contestant Shane T. Golden within the a part of Prince, based on Gallagher.
An area band will even be enjoying, Insurgent Sound Membership and in addition performing might be Kade Bradley, Gallagher mentioned.
“Insurgent Sound Membership does lots of occasions just like the Pig Out and lots of the festivals and festivals within the space. Kade Bradley is an up-and-coming Nashville recording artist,” he mentioned.
Gallagher mentioned he hopes having totally different kinds of music and having a Prince tribute band enjoying could attract not simply extra individuals domestically however individuals out of the world too.
“We have to convey individuals in from out of the world to assist contribute to the MCAS which is what that is all about, the animals on the shelter,” he mentioned.
A reproduction of the bike featured in Purple Rain will even be on the occasion for individuals to take footage with, based on Gallagher.
Volunteer Director for MCAS and Board member for Rock-4-Rescue, Jennifer Setty-Botkin mentioned the shelter has already spayed/neutered 57 canines by this system this 12 months.
Botkin and Gallagher each mentioned how essential the spay/neuter program is with increasingly animals being deserted or delivered to the shelter, shelter and rescue organizations are overwhelmed.
Within the final six months 116 strays have been taken in on the shelter with 54 adopted and 43 claimed by homeowners, eight had been returned after adoption based on Botkin. One other 71 animals had been transferred to rescue teams and 65 canines hung out in foster properties based on Botkin.
Info on the adoption of the shelter animals will even be shared on the occasion based on Gallagher.