An Evening on the Boardwalk

photos by BRANDON STACHNIK

The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s (HWAC) 27th Annual Spring Fling Gala treated 390 guests to “An Evening on the Boardwalk.” The lavish affair was held in the Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe thanks to the hospitality of Joe and Terri Davis. Guests  were greeted by some friendly canine companions before enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the silent auction area. Following the silent auction attendees were served some of the finest cuisine from 18 of the top restaurants in the city. The sold-out event ultimately raised a net of over $265,000. All proceeds support the pets and programs at HWAC. “I am always inspired when I see that many people come together for the purpose of changing the world for orphan pets,” stated Helen Woodward Animal Center President and CEO Mike Arms. “Every single contributor, from the guests to the restaurants to the volunteers to the sponsors to the donors, all made a difference. It was a beautiful night.” For more information on HWAC visit www.animalcenter.org.