Humane Society of Boone County’s Fur Ball a Huge Success
Last month, Georgia and her friends asked you to support the Humane Society for Boone County’s Inaugural Fur Ball, which was dedicated to “Raise the Roof for the Animals.” Well, the Humane Society didn’t just raise the roof, they may have blown the top off. The proceeds of the Fur Ball are dedicated to help the Humane Society reach its ultimate goal of building a facility to house and care for animals. As a result of the Fur Ball, the Humane Society took a gigantic step to reaching that goal.
The community’s outstanding support began when the Fur Ball, held on Feb. 22 at the Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana, sold out weeks in advance of this, the inaugural event. A capacity crowd gathered to enjoy the Mardi Gras atmosphere and actively participate in the auctions.
The evening’s highlight, and possibly the highlight of the year, was the announcement that
the Boone County Humane Society had received a very generous donation of a 6.2-acre building site from Valenti-Held, a Carmel-based company involved with providing various real estate development services. Allen Valenti, president and CEO of Valenti-Held Group, was on hand for the announcement of the donation. The site is north of Zionsville on Highway 421.
While the excitement generated by the announcement of the donation of the building site lingered in the air, Humane Society President Susan Austin stepped up to the microphone to announce another major donation of $10,000 had been made by True-Temp Heating and Air Conditioning, based in Lebanon.
So, on behalf of Georgia and her friends, a big thank you goes out to the Boone County Humane Society’s heroic efforts and the unbelievable support it has received from the Boone County community.