Ales for Tails 2019
Save The Date
Date: June 19, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: Bel Air Events (Across from PASTArrific)
- Craft beers & Ales paired with appetites
- Live & Silent Auction
In 2006 Dr. Bob and Sue Mason came up with an innovative idea for a fundraiser for the Kokomo Humane Society: a beer tasting paired with delicious appetizers. For the entertainment there would be a silent auction with a variety of attractive items. Jefferson Road Animal Hospital generously claimed the Top Dog Sponsorship of this event which they have continued annually. The first Ales for Tails was held at a restaurant called Sycamore Market Place. The premier event had a great start, was well attended, and produced a profit of $10,000 for the Humane Society. Future AFTs were hosted by Celebrations, The Quarry and PASTArrific. Nine years later this has turned into a wildly successful event going from 73 tickets sold in 2006 to 400 tickets in 2014. The event, which started out with a selection of 21 silent auction items, has blossomed into an amazing array of 85 silent and 7 live auction items. In 2014 our Ninth Annual Ales for Tails was hosted by PASTArrific where $37,800 were raised for the Education and Outreach programs of KHS. On June 17, 2015 we celebrated the tenth anniversary and had an extra special event! We moved the event across the street from PASTArrific to its gorgeous new Bel Air Events. There we were able to accommodate more people to join in the fun as well as house even more amazing auction items. In 2016, the event brought over $100,000 making a record mark in the Kokomo Humane Society's Ales for Tails history profit. We hope to top last year’s record and we plan to dedicate the majority of monies from the 2017 event to our New Digs Building fund. We hope to see you there!