1st Annual Poolside Pawty & Fundraiser – a Big Success!

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HUA’s First Annual Poolside Buffet Pawty and Fundraiser held on July 23rd, was a smashing success! Hosted by Bruce Billesbach at his gorgeous home in Ponca Hills, the benefit raised over $12,000 for the 400 canine and feline residents at HUA. The late Bexar (pronounced Bear) Billesbach, was the inspiration for the pawty.  His photo greeted the party attendees and we know that Bruce’s beautiful, loving boy was with us in spirit. The night could not have been more fun! There was live entertainment, valet parking, a buffet by Metro Culinary School and over 30 lovely items on the silent auction tables. We had many $500 or more level sponsors for the benefit.  Please help us thank them and support their businesses.  Sponsors were Mobile Animal Clinic, Three Dog Bakery, Immediate Solutions, Rebel Interactive, Pawsitively Treasured, Ideal Construction, Woodhouse Auto Family, Tenant Data Services, and Veterinary Eye Specialists of Nebraska. We can’t thank Bruce, our sponsors, our silent auction item donors and our party attendees enough for making the night such a wonderful time to remember! Please enjoy all of the many fun photos from the event in our album in the Photos tab of our Facebook page. They were taken by Lisa Tegtmeier, HUA volunteer, and Kim Justus of Kimotofoto.com.

A tribute to Bexar greets party attendees at the entrance.

Carol Wheeler - HUA Founder, Bruce Billesbach - Host and Dennis Wheeler - HUA Co-founder

HUA alum, Molly, flashes us a big smile of thanks for her home with Bruce.

This gorgeous quilt made by HUA supporter Susy Shafer of Virginia, was the top auction item of the night going for $1,000. The sentiment it expresses perfectly sums up the reason for the evening and our wish to see every dog have a wonderful home.

2 Responses to “1st Annual Poolside Pawty & Fundraiser – a Big Success!”

  1. jean bressler Says:
    August 1st, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Indeed, it was a fun time for all. Thank you, Bruce. Thank you, sponsors. Thank you, Bexar, for the inspiration.

  2. Susy Shafer Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I’m so very happy that the quilt I made brought $$ for the dogs. My wish is that every dog have a happy and wonderful home. Every dog needs a home, indeed!!! Thanks for allowing me to participate on this very special and rewarding event!

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