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Fundraiser to benefit Animal Outreach

By From page A10 | August 22, 2014

Enjoy a little taste of Paris and help the cats of El Dorado County during the upcoming French Bistro Fundraiser in Camino.

The afternoon event, designed to benefit Animal Outreach and its spay/neuter efforts, will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, from 2 until 6 p.m. at Crystal Basin Cellars and Bistro in Camino. Crystal Basin is located at 3590 Carson Road in Camino, just off Highway 50.

Tickets are $25 per person and include five gourmet courses of superb French cuisine prepared by the Crystal Basin Bistro. A vegetarian option is available. A cash bar will be open, and will include Crystal Basin’s award-winning wines and various micro brews.

Entertainment includes a traditional French repertoire plus live music from 3 until 6 p.m. by Jeramy Norris and The Dangerous Mood. Live performances by the San Joaquin Valley Delta-based band can be seen on youtube.com.

In addition to the entertainment, both a live auction and silent auction will be held. Raffle tickets will also be sold for a beautiful hand-made, cat-appliqué woman’s jacket. Auction items include jewelry from Rainbow Bridge Jewelers, coffee and chocolate gift baskets, vintage animal figurines, Laurel Burch cat-theme earrings and latte mug, a first-edition fine art cat photography book, original cat-subject artwork, Windstone creations and more.

Tickets will be available at the door and also in advance by calling Animal Outreach at 530-642-2287. Tickets can also be purchased at the Animal Outreach office, 6101 Enterprise Drive, Diamond Springs, during regular office hours. For more information on Crystal Basin Cellars, including directions, visit crystalbasin.com.

Proceeds will benefit Animal Outreach’s spay/neuter program. Since its inception in 1992, Animal Outreach has adopted out thousands of cats and dogs. It has also provided low-cost spay/neuter services over the years, thereby preventing thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens. As part of its spay/neuter efforts, dozens of feral cats are trapped and brought in to be fixed during Free Feral Spay Day held the first Saturday of each month. For more information regarding Free Feral Spay Day and possible assistance with trapping, call Animal Outreach during regular office hours.

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