Tickets are still available for a wine and food pairing event this Saturday.

Tickets are still available for a wine and food pairing event this Saturday.
The 4th Annual Wine & Food Pairing event is a fundraiser for Faithful Friends Animal Advocates (FFAA), doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 a person or $350 for a table of eight and are available in advance or at the door of the location of the event - The Civic.
"The main purpose of this event is a fundraiser for Faithful Friends, the funds go to support the shelter and the animals that are temporarily sheltered there while awaiting adoption," said Kala Shuler, volunteer helping to organize the event.  "We hope the evening is an enjoyable community event that will also unite our hearts regarding the love and care we give to the 'furry members' in our midst."
Participants will learn about, sample and enjoy five different wines and foods to complement each wine. Premium wine and food pairings provided by Sam's Cellar. Non-alcoholic options available. Guest wine sommelier Dan Morgan from A. Bommarito Wines and guest chefs Seth Richardson, Shawn Damm and Vincent Reif. The dress attire is casual.
"We will have a live auction of dinners and gift certificates donated by area restaurants," she said. "We will also have four-legged visitors that have been previous rescues of Faithful Friends. Their heart-warming stories will be shared to the delight of the crowd."
Shuler is very pleased with the community's support.
"We are very grateful for the support that we receive for this event," she said. " Last year approximately 200 people attended and we are hoping for the same number again this year"
For more information, call 417-483-8610 or pick up tickets at FFAA Thrift Store, FFAA Adoption Center or any FFAA member. You can also call 454-4555 (leave message).