Metropolis’ Project Hope No-Kill Shelter, in conjunction with Charlie Eichorn and the I-24 Event Center, will feature Whiskers and Wine on Saturday, April 26.
Doors will open at 2 p.m. with wine tasting featuring wines from southern Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, as well as soft drinks and beer.
The Cotton Patch Band from Marion, Ky. will play from 4:30-8:30 p.m., performing 60s thru 90s music, along with some country music.
Monty Eichorn, formerly of Montego’s Restaurant, will prepare food.
Project Hope will offer silent auction items and will have a drawing for a Sharp big screen television, donated by Charlie Eichorn.
There is no admission charge and the event center is located at 2125 E. Fifth St. in Metropolis.
Tickets for the television will be available at the Whiskers and Wine event and also are available for purchase at the Project Hope shelter, located at 1698 W. 10th St., for $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn at 8 p.m. at the event, but those purchasing tickets need not be present to win.
Project Hope is using this event to help raise much-needed funds to for the day-to-day operations of the shelter, which currently houses approximately 100 cats and kittens and 70 dogs. The shelter is undergoing a building expansion at this time.
Project Hope board member, Susan Howell, said the expansion will provide additional space to more adequately house the number of animals currently in the shelter’s care.
“We are very grateful to have this opportunity Charlie has provided us to raise some much-needed funds for the shelter and we are very excited about being able to have it at the I24 Event Center,” said Howell.
Project Hope gets no federal, state or local funding. The facility is operated strictly by donations, fundraisers and adoption fees.