ALTON — Those who think one has to travel across the river for an evening of art and fun are just barking up the wrong tree.
The Riverbend Humane Society’s seventh annual Artadoptathon will be held from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Jackson House Bed and Breakfast.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction featuring a variety of ceramics, jewelry, photography and more while sampling beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Gift certificates, art prints, quilts and baskets round out the items to peruse and bid upon.
Music will be provided by David Berchtold, and animals from the society’s no-kill shelter will make an appearance.
Hope Apple with The Riverbend Humane Society says the fundraiser is very important for the shelter to function.
“This winter has been very hard on us, with high utilities and increasing utility rates,” Apple said. “We have placed over 400 deserving animals in forever homes since the shelter opened, (including) homes for difficult to place animals.”
Parking at the Jackson House is limited; more parking will be available on the SIU School of Dental Medicine campus and side streets.
Suggested donation for admission is $10. For more information, call (618) 254-2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.