CDHS to host second annual BeerFest
The Central Dakota Humane Society is hosting the second annual BeerFest at the Harvest Brazilian Grill in Mandan on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BeerFest is a beer tasting fundraiser for CDHS, a non-profit, no-kill shelter that serves the Bismarck-Mandan area.
“We receive no federal, state or local government funding,” said Mandy Schaaf, volunteer coordinator for CDHS.
“Our organization survives on memberships, donations, some small grants and fund raising events such as BeerFest.”
The event will feature samples of several different kinds of beer and Brazilian Grill appetizers.
“Harvest Brazilian Grill is a wonderful supporter of CDHS and Edgar Olviera, the owner and his wife adopted a dog from CDHS who they love,” said Schaaf.
“They are very community minded individuals and have been instrumental in the success of this event.”
There is also a Halloween costume contest with prizes for the best costume and a silent auction. Additionally, there will be carnival inspired games with cash prizes
Besides having CDHS merchandise on sale, there will be handcrafted Origami Owl jewelry by Christy Zainhofsky available for sale. A portion of all sales from the jewelry is going back to the animals at the shelter.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased online or at the shelter. Call 701-667-2020 for more information or go to www.cdhs.net.
CDHS is a no-kill animal shelter that serves Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding communities by housing and finding homes for lost, strayed or abandoned animals, promoting spaying and neutering and offering educational opportunities.
CDHS shelters and actively helps find homes for lost, strayed or abandoned animals. They also offer educational classes and a cozy spot for a famous local stray to take a nap.
A young bull moose has been spotted around Bismarck-Mandan and caused a stir when he showed up at CDHS last week.
“He stayed all day on Thursday,” said Schaaf.
“What a great visitor he was. One of our volunteers got great footage on her phone videotaping his antics during the afternoon, which mostly consisted of napping and munching on leaves and branches.”
The shelter is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is located just three miles north of Mandan on Highway 1806.
People may also visit the CDHS website at www.cdhs.net to view pictures of adoptable animals.