Humane Society of Mason County

HSMC Sails 'n Tails 2018 Recap

It was another great Sails 'n Tails auction for HSMC at Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Saturday, May 12th! The weather and scenery were second to none at this beautiful Hood Canal resort, and with the wonderful music provided by Union River Band, it made for a great and generous mood for all our guests. With the help of our auctioneer Stephen Kilbreath, and key note speakers, new HSMC President Tina Nutt and Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin, our 9th annual event proved to be our best yet, raising over $54,000!! All proceeds from the Sails 'n Tails goes towards our shelter building campaign for our future home in Belfair. We were joined by over 100 guests, some taking advantage of the special event night rate offered by Alderbrook, and the feedback was unanimous, it was a lot of fun and great time for all!

Thanks to the numerous donations from our auction guests, our Fund A Need special appeal for power connection on our property received $13,445! And our Fix A Friend received $1,565 for our Spay & Neuter program.

The evening started off lucky for our golden ticket winner the Alferness family, who chose the Holland America Cruise, ahoy! And not to be left out, our 50/50 raffle winner received over $500 cash, and donated half back to HSMC, thank you for your generosity! Additional congratulations go to Board Member Hazel Bellinger who received the highest bid on her donated dessert, and special thanks to Board Member Cathy Gatto for sharing her heart warming story of rescuing her Make Your Pet A Star winner from last year's auction before our Fund A Need bidding began. It's stories like Cathy's that help us realize why it is so important to have a shelter in our county.

All guests went home happy after a great meal and fun time at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. After past trip takers shared their photos and experiences, it was no wonder we sold two African Photo Safari's. And trips were the hot item this year, as we sold two trips to Charleston and two to Tuscany, Ciao! Congratulations to all our lucky bid winners!

But we know this event would not be a success year after year if it wasn't for the amazing and continued support of our sponsors (Local Wrench, The Shopper, Edward Jones' Shawna Hawley, Tractor Supply Shelton, and Windermere Allyn), volunteers, auction guests, local businesses, friends of HSMC and generous bidders!

Check back on our website and Facebook page for the date and location of the 10th annual Sails 'n Tails auction and be sure to join us!

Thank you,
The Humane Society of Mason County