Shelby Humane to host Derby Party fundraiser in September

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Residents are invited to don their large hats and dapper suits for Shelby Humane Society’s third-annual Derby Party in September.

The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which serves Shelby County through animal education, rescue and adoption, animal overpopulation awareness and solutions, veterinary bill assistance, disaster response and programs providing pet care for victims of domestic violence.

This year’s Derby Party is set for Saturday, Sept. 5 from 3-6 p.m. at Siluria Brewing Company in Alabaster.

Tickets include beverage tokens, hors d’oeuvres catered by Taziki’s and K&J’s Elegant Pastries, live music by the 3 More Miles Band and the opportunity to win prizes.

The following ticket packages are available:

  • $25 – general admission – one ticket and one beverage token.
  • $60 – VIP – two tickets, two beverage tokens and two entries for the race drawing.
  • $290 – group – eight tickets, 16 beverage tokens and eight entries for the race drawing.

Monetary donations also will be accepted at the event. To make a donation, text “SHELBY” to 41444 and use “Derby Donation” as the note.

This year, the party will be hosted by The Dixie Flyers, a Birmingham-based flyball club.

Flyball is a dog sport in which two teams of four dogs race relay-style in parallel lines.

The relay includes four hurdles, retrieving a ball from a spring-loaded box and returning to their handler.

The Dixie Flyers Club gathers weekly for practice sessions and hosts five local tournaments a year.

In an effort to further support Shelby Humane, the Dixie Flyers have arranged a gift basket drawing of baskets valued from $200 to $570.

Featured basket themes are Alabama & Auburn Football, Kentucky Derby, Automotive, Doggy, Kitchen and Wine & Cheese.

Keep an eye out for the Derby Party Event Page on Facebook to learn how to enter the basket drawings.

For more information or to purchase Derby Party tickets, visit ShelbyHumane.org or the Derby Party Facebook Page.