Congratulations to the Escondido Humane Society on a very successful Tails At Twilight Gala, held Nov. 13 at Vintana in Escondido. The EHS raised the most money in the event’s 19-year history. Nearly 300 attendees raised more than $150,000 in support of the 630 animals currently at the shelter, as well as for thousands more expected in the coming year.
All guests enjoyed a hosted bar of wine and beer, dinner and entertainment by Stage 4 Jazz and R&B. Channel 6’s Heather Myers emceed the event and Cheryl Parker presided over the silent auction. Del Mar resident Dr. David Zanders received the Humane Hero Award for his outstanding civic and charitable responsibility through volunteer time and direct financial support of the EHS and animal community at large.
RIDE FOR ALI
Motorcycle from the coast to the mountains and help raise money for the Detective Ali Perez support fund on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Perez was shot and injured in a violent Lakeside shooting at the end of September while confronting a suspect accused of possessing child pornography.
The ride begins in National City at Sweetwater Harley-Davidson and ends at the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association on Danielson Street in Poway. Registration fee is $30 per motorcycle and includes ride, lunch, raffle ticket and one poker hand. Register and get more details at www.rideforali.com.
FACE TO FACE WITH CANCER
October is National Breast Cancer Month and 424 Cosmetic Dermatology of Poway is giving back by donating to two individuals, currently in remission from breast cancer, a complimentary Rejuvenation Makeover. The professionally administered makeover includes a Microdermabrasion Facial, Dysport and Perlane, make-up application and take home skin care kit.
Winners will be chosen based on a short essay of 500 words or less, which can be self-written or submitted by friends or family on why they deserve to receive the makeover package. Creativity and humor is encouraged. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. Winners will be notified on Nov. 10. Submit your entry at www.424cosmeticdermatology.com or mail to 15525 Pomerado Rd., C-1b, Poway, Ca. 92064.
FALL FESTIVAL ADDS CAR SHOW
The Community Church of Poway’s 27th Annual Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church, which is located at 13501 Community Rd. According to my neighbor and president of the Woman’s Fellowship, Jeanette Roache, it’s a wonderful place to get your pre-Christmas and Thanksgiving shopping done.
There will be raffle baskets, a Halloween carnival for young children, dozens of vendors with jewelry, clothing and holiday decorations as well as tours of the newly renovated 125-year-old chapel. This year, the Poway Cruiser Car Club will showcase 30 special-interest vehicles. Save the date!
The Poway Library and Poway Chapter of the National Charity League are hosting a special Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 27, as well. It will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the library, which is located at 13137 Poway Rd. Celebrate the spookiest holiday with a haunted hallway, carnival games, refreshments, face-painting and more. The event is open to all ages. Phone (858) 513-2900.