PAWS San Diego Celebrates 20 Years
PAWS San Diego invites you to join them in celebrating their 20th anniversary at the private, sprawling 1920s estate of Robert Hunt, Jeff Johnson and Jim Urbina on Saturday, June 8.
Never was there a more PURRfect theme for the gay summer fête - flashbacks to the roaring ’20s! It’s an afternoon garden party plucked right out of "The Great Gatsby!" From the moment you park your vehicle at the Boy Scout lot on Upas Street your ritzy adventure begins, as you ride in a chauffeur-driven vintage car to front gate of the estate.
Fiesta Chair Kate Manning said, "PAWS San Diego has come so far in 20 years. We want to honor everyone who has been a part of that success and show where PAWS San Diego is going in the next 20 years. This year’s Fiesta is centered around that theme, everything is tied to the Roaring ’20s, the décor, entertainment, cars, food and the photo booth. I watched the old "Gatsby" movie and it was interesting to figure out how to translate those nighttime rager parties into a daytime gala. We really wanted to pull off the excitement of it all with our entertainers, band, color scheme."
On the menu during the VIP hour will be swanky tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, with a delectable buffet from 4 to 7 p.m.
"I am a huge foodie," Manning said. "It is really important to have great food and also cater to the vegetarians out there. After sampling food from three catering menus, we went with Wild Thyme Catering. Just to give you a teaser, the menu includes Bourbon Chicken Breast, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms and Cabernet Short Ribs. Of course we’ll also have well stocked bars with sodas, beer and wine."
PAWS San Diego put together quite a lineup of talent, including Third Coast Jazz Band and Lipstik, Inc., entertainment and dancers.
"They are nightclub entertainers, they’re totally hip and have it going on. I think it’s an amazing opportunity to see brilliant entertainers in the flapper, speakeasy genre. They’ll be up on stage to close out the VIP hour, to welcome people to Fiesta, perform with the band and sell raffle tickets. I can’t wait to see them, they are amazing and this is their first time working with a non-profit," Manning continued.
Bring your cash, credit card or checkbook dahlings, because PAWS San Diego has been collecting some incredible auction items for you. Look for tables laid out by region and experiences, there’s a Hillcrest, Little Italy and North County table.