Spring Fling Gala
In its 34th year, Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala, presented by Portia Metras and Jim Hooker, will take guests on a glorious journey “Under the Tuscan Sun.”
The annual event, headed by committee co-chairs Jamie Carr and Sharon Tice-McDonald, invites guests to explore the region of central Italy known for its landscapes, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction of exquisite one-of-a-kind items followed by a dinner of taste-portioned classic and innovative dishes. Committee restaurant chair Ann Dizney has secured an impressive restaurant lineup including such fine-dining favorites as Amalfi Cucina Italiana, Beeside Balcony, Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill, The Fish Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Poseidon on the Beach, Lakehouse Resort, and 067, to name a few. Following dinner, guests will delight in sweet treats while enjoying live entertainment by Haute Chile and a rousing live auction. All profits raised support the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.