About half of the tickets sold for a masked ball in October and will be one of the largest fundraisers this year for the Maryville / Alcoa Animal Rescue Center, according to Lisa Breazeale, a volunteer and a member of the centre’s board of directors. .
Breazeale said the center has partnered with the Maryville Animal Shelter, a subdivision of the Maryville Police Department, to help find stray homes, care for injured or sick animals, and neuter them before people can. bring them home.
The relief center operates entirely through volunteer work, she added, so their source of funding comes from grants, donations and fundraising.
“We are a completely voluntary organization and we take care of the animals,” said Breazeale. “We really need the support of the community to help find homes for these animals. “
The masquerade will be held at the Capitol Theater in downtown Maryville on October 22 with events starting at 5 p.m.
An aperitif class will be served to start the evening, Breazeale said, followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m., a presentation of the rescue center at 9 p.m. and a dance with music from a DJ until 11 p.m.
Tickets cost $ 75 for a single entry or $ 500 for a table of eight and can be purchased online at https://maarcadopt.org/masquerade-ball/. A silent auction with gift cards, jewelry and gift baskets will also be set up.
Breazeale said they weren’t expecting evening dresses or tuxedos, but somewhere in the middle of casual and fancy.